This isn’t the first time that Ray Ortlund’s expression for Christian discipleship has been shared here; but he’s posted it again recently, so why not? Listening to conversations about how churches can produce and measure spiritual growth is wearying; especially conversations devoid of mention of Holy Spirit, grace, corporate worship, and assurance. Those sorts of …

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David Robertson, a Presbyterian pastor who has taken up residence in Australia a year ago or so is offering a few tentative observations and encouragements for Australian Presbyterians, and Australian Christians. You only see situations with an outsiders eyes for a limited time, so his perspective is timely, measured, and encouraging. David’s experience is such …

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The notion of being a courageous pastoral leader invokes thoughts of the television show ‘Yes, Minister’ where senior public servant Humphrey Appleby causes government minister Jim Hacker to reconsider his latest intention by commending it as courageous. There is an uncertain and vulnerable space in being courageous. Will Willimon contrasts costly courageous leadership with what …

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