Zack Eswine continues to sensitively and wisely unfold the difference between the peace and assurance of God’s presence and live and the presumption of assuming that God must do certain things in a crisis. It’s distressing to hear and read presentations that misuse the Bible as simple illustrations for strands of pop-psychology, removed from any …

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The negative emotions we feel are meant to cause us to reflect on self and circumstance to consider changing what we are doing or where we are. The current cultural moment is amplifying emotions. That amplification could manifest as an increase in generalised anxiety. The situation does not create the generalised anxiety, so much as …

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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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After a day where I did not feel like a successful pastor these words from Zack Eswine have been both encouraging and reproving. How to Achieve Pastoral Success Pastoral success would be doing the work that a pastor is actually supposed to do: pray, open God’s Word, be present with people, show his love to …

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Zack Eswine reminds us that we don’t have to feel sorry for John the baptist. He was not eclipsed by Jesus. He was everything he was meant to be. There’s liberty in that lesson for all of us. The freedom in admitting our limitations is that we get to follow John the Baptist’s footsteps and …

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Zack Eswine writes about the growth that can, but doesn’t always follow a burnout experience. “Just because we fall, that doesn’t mean we are necessarily wise now. We have to be teachable to the thing that God’s doing.” The lesson translates to other experiences. Are You Teachable? I don’t wish a breakdown or burnout on …

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