The contemporary trend of turning everything into a measurable metric and then turning that into a replicable system which heavily implies that guaranteed success will be experienced wherever it is repeated weighs heavily in a context like long-term pastoral ministry. Murray Lean observes a crushing burden that can descend on pastoral life. The rise of …

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A somewhat contextless quote from Ron Edmondson that expresses a helpful reminder that pastors continually need to have brought to mind. …the role of a shepherd is to lead sheep to the source of provision, not be the provision. Shepherds point people to truth and grace, but you can (and should) trust God with people‚Äôs …

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