Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry

Few books hit me like water in the desert. But so far, this one is definitely like that.  Barton has a way of talking about the realities of leading and pastoring that are both honest and transparent, and yet never lose sight of the solace and strength to be found by leaning in to the Read more about Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry[…]

wisdom…

"Without the regular experience of being received and loved by God in solitude and silence, we are vulnerable to a kind of leadership that is driven by profound emptiness that we are seeking to fill through performance and achievement. This unconscious striving is very dangerous for us and for those around us; it will eventually Read more about wisdom…[…]

The Gospel is the Antidote to Everything

Love this- from blogger/pastor Jared Wilson  The Gospel is the Antidote to Everything Submitted by jared.wilson on Wed, 02/25/2009 – 10:20am Once there were two brothers. You know their story, more than likely. One was wasteful, exploitative, wanton, licentious. One was rigid, moralistic, uptight, legalistic. Two brothers with two personalities and two sets of attendant Read more about The Gospel is the Antidote to Everything[…]

Pastoral Complaints

"The happy result of a theological understanding of people as sinners is that the pastor is saved from continual surprise that they are in fact sinners. It enables us to heed Bonhoeffer's admonition: 'A pastor should not complain about his congregation, certainly never to other people, but also not to God. A congregation has not Read more about Pastoral Complaints[…]