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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Helpful article about church absenteeism by Murray Lean at Gospel Coalition Australia. It’s most pitched toward leaders, but the content is helpful for everyone concerned about personal and corporate spiritual growth and well-being. Among the accessible content is a list of the downsides that sporadic attendance cultivates: Loss of the “spurring-on effect” of regular interaction …

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