Preaching, Salary, and Leadership

Preaching, Salary, and Leadership

I’ve been thinking about the unique connections between preaching, salaries, and leadership recently. In most workplace settings, employees clearly work for those who pay their salaries. If you work in a large company, for example, you more than likely work for your...

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The Danger Of Familiarity

The Danger Of Familiarity

One of the dangers of being a long-time Christian is that you begin to think you know what a particular section of the bible is about — since you’ve read it so many times — before you sit down to encounter it once again. Case in point: Romans 6-8. For many years, I’ve...

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Guest Blogger – Chris Thayer – Anxiety

Guest Blogger – Chris Thayer – Anxiety

Anxiety is a lie. The worst kind of lie. The kind your own mind and body tell you. Mine tells me that people will hate me. Leave me. That things will snowball beyond my control. That an insignificant incident will become an uncontrollable catastrophe. For everybody...

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Pastoring To Preach Or Preaching To Pastor?

Pastoring To Preach Or Preaching To Pastor?

Years ago, I heard a clergy-coaching-type ask a rather provocative question of a group of us: Do you pastor so that you can preach or do you preach so that you can pastor?Meaning:  as one who leads a local church, do you provide a ministry of presence in people’s most...

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