This sort of humility in gospel work is refreshing in a Christian culture that takes the circumstances of a move of God, distills them to a set of practices or a program, and then expects gospel fruit from emulating those circumstances. I like intentionality, but pause at the point where the program is depended upon …

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A list of eight areas (characterised as “shackles every pastor should shatter“). This one is a very besetting aspect of pastoral ministry: 3. Be Free from Fixing Some pastors are never happier than their saddest congregant, and they often feel personally responsible for every person and problem in the church. Pastor, you can’t pull everyone …

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Sam Allberry writes that culture on either side of the Atlantic Ocean contributes to two different strands of authoritarian leadership taking root in the church. In concluding, his point is not that the antidote to bad leadership is not no leadership, but servant leadership – a leadership that leads by example. And that example comes …

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I do spend an hour and a half outside most days walking, but I’m not a huge fan of nature. To say the least. It’s a pretty well-known thing that anyone who knows me has heard about. This article by Scott Martin points out how not experiencing creation on a regular basis cuts a person …

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