The current crisis in a unique time for pastors. Usually crises are experienced on a personal or group level, but almost never on a ubiquitous level. When folk experience crisis situations we try to help them draw down of the spiritual capital God has accumulated in their lives. A crisis is not the optimal time …

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Psalm 91 has featured in numerous reflections about the current social struggles to deal with the Covid-19 epidemic. Zack Eswine considers the same Psalm and offers wise counsel about listening well to those who are struggling to express their pain in a unique season of suffering. Honest naming isn’t safe for many of us. We’ve …

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Nick Kennicott considers the delicate pastoral situation of Christians who move from one church to another because of unhappiness with their last church. Faithful local churches want to grow through the redemption of sinners. Through evangelistic efforts and the consistent administration of the ordinary means of grace, there should be a healthy expectation that there …

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Chuck Lawless describes ten sources of pastoral heartache. All the pastors I know consistently express these griefs as a part of their lives. It’s not something to pity, nor are these situations unknown to others, but our calling demands that we can’t avoid circumstances such as these. We’re invested in people’s lives, the ups and …

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