Concerning God’s Will in the Pastor Search Process: for pastors and churches

I remember coming out of Seminary and looking to place my resume. I was serving in a youth ministry position and believed God wanted me to pursue the position of a lead or teaching pastor. I asked this question, “God, where do you want me to go?” It’s more than only those looking to find... Continue Reading →

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God’s Work in Human Conflict

In the first four chapters of 1 Samuel, the truth of God’s authority stands out from the pages. From Hannah’s declaration, “The Lord brings death and gives life; he sends some down to Sheol, and he raises others up. The Lord brings poverty and gives wealth; he humbles and he exalts” (2:6-7), to God’s promise... Continue Reading →

The Kavanaugh Effect

No reasonable person is speaking out against Dr. Ford, and rightly so. Those who continue to lambast her probably need a good punch in the face, and the Honorable Judge Kavanaugh probably needs a few beers after what Senator Graham referred to as a political “Hell” metaphorically engulfed him in flames. Who I saw during... Continue Reading →

Dear Leader, part 12 (Depression, Where Does God Want Me To Be?)

This exercise is a continuation of a series we started at Grace with our leadership while I served as interim there. For those who are not pastors or deacons, but who lead in some capacity in any arena of life, these books are a tremendous resource in Scripture. I encourage all of those who would... Continue Reading →

Dear Leader, part 11 (Ministerial Depression and Jesus)

This exercise is a continuation of a series we started at Grace with our leadership while I served as interim there. For those who are not pastors or deacons, but who lead in some capacity in any arena of life, these books are a tremendous resource in Scripture. I encourage all of those who would... Continue Reading →

Dear Leader, part 10 (Biblical Honesty About Ministerial Depression)

This exercise is a continuation of a series we started at Grace with our leadership while I served as interim there. For those who are not pastors or deacons, but who lead in some capacity in any arena of life, these books are a tremendous resource in Scripture. I encourage all of those who would... Continue Reading →

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