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What God Is Looking For in a Pastor

What God Is Looking For in a Pastor

In an evangelical culture dominated by mega-churches and celebrity preachers, many pastors today are tempted to judge the success of their ministries purely in terms of numbers. From budgets to buildings to book sales, bigger is...

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Reprise: Evangelicalism’s Got Talent (Part 2)

In part 1 of this two-part series, I mentioned that there are two issues that that cause me to think that evangelicalism is being duped when it comes to how we evaluate effective ministries and preaching. As I explained, the first of those two is that we make wrong...

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Reprise: Evangelicalism’s Got Talent (Part 1)

Not long ago I listened to a panel discussion of well-known pastors discussing the merits, if any, of establishing new churches whose primary shepherd/preacher is heard and known only by live-streaming video. Those in favor offered two main reasons: (1) It works!...

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A Compassionate, Counter-Cultural, Christian Response

Here are some reminders for the Church in the wake of George Floyd’s tragic death and the current nation-wide turmoil: To grieve and lament over the tragic death of George Floyd is not an affirmation of the cultural narrative.  Jesus wept over Lazarus but for...

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