It strikes me that pastors who might have cautioned people about their levels of screen time and exposure to social media have instantly turned to those forms of media in this crisis, further deepening their hold on people’s time and thought patterns. We live as the best informed generation to ever endure a global health …

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Borrowing an analogy from baseball, Daniel Darling writes about ordinary preachers and their week-to-week preaching ministry. Having an expectation that the exceptional should be the ordinary experience creates a type of Christian life that is neither sustainable or recognisable from a biblical or historic framework. From Darling: This is not an excuse for mediocrity. It’s …

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Dan Darling points out that if every week at church aims to be a mountain top experience, those who are in the valleys are going to be left behind. …our spiritual lives are formed by a lifetime of small moments. We grow, not from one big epic church service, but by a series of weekly, …

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I’ve been happy about not having the maintenance of an aged/decaying/historic building as part of my job description at MGPC. So I’ve not thought of myself as a curator, someone occupied with the past. Daniel Darling points out that there is an aspect of a pastor’s role that involves some level of curation. We serve …

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