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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This post at Gospel Coalition Africa is framed in terms and situations familiar with that continent, but which translate everywhere as Daniel Gachuki exhorts pastors to set their aspirations in Christ-like terms, rather than for worldly gain. Here’s one of his points: We Are Servants, Not Superintendents The Bible unashamedly calls gospel preachers servants. Paul …

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In A Liturgy Of Grief, Leslie C. Allen explores the biblical book of Lamentations and its theme of grief. While discerning patterns that have been helpful in dealing with individuals in chaplaincy work, Allen identifies some traits of corporate grief. Grief comes in many shapes, shades, and sizes. The grief of Lamentations is of a …

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Most weeks of all the time I’ve spent as a pastor I’ve gathered together with pastors of other churches and other denominations and we’ve prayed together and enjoyed each other’s friendship. There have been those who have come and departed, some have stayed for longer times than others, but all who have committed into this …

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