Thursday, May 24, 2018

If I Had A Second Shot At Seminary (Pt. 2)

Part One As I mentioned last time, I’d change a lot about the way I handled seminary. But ultimately, my mistakes boiled down to just...

If I Had A Second Shot At Seminary (Pt.1)

Part Two As our professor went through the syllabus on Day One of class, you could hear the collective weeping and gnashing of teeth. In addition...

How Much Should a Pastor Tell His Wife?

This article was originally published on The Gospel Coalition. Every church leader has been there. We arrive home after an excruciating meeting with someone whose...
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Episode #51 – Tom Ascol on Being Faithful to the Local Church

What does it look like to faithfully serve a church for over 31 years? Dave and Jamin are joined today by Dr. Tom Ascol. Tom is...

3 Things I Know About Ministry Now That I’m Not In Ministry

Stephen Altrogge was the first AmICalled.com employee. He was, in fact, instrumental in starting the AIC site, launching the assessment, and Stephen has co-hosted...

Lay Elders Are Not the Shepherding JV Team

This article has also appeared on The Gospel Coalition. My leadership teeth were cut in a denomination where non-vocational elders didn’t exist. It wasn’t simply...
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Episode #48 – Dr. Carl Ellis, Jr. and Racial Justice

How Should Christians think about and deal with racial justice issues? Dave is joined by Dr. Carl Ellis, Jr. Carl is a pastor, author, the...

The Power of Knowledge & the All-Knowing God

“Knowledge is power,” or so they say. It’s a good saying, except for the fact that life is much more complex. Sometimes knowledge empowers; other...

How Should a Pastor or Church Leader View Parachurch Ministries? (Part 2)

Part One Imagine you’re a pastor or church leader with someone attending your church fresh from the fields of the parachurch world. Maybe a recent...

How Should a Pastor or Church Leader View Parachurch Ministries? (Part 1)

Part Two I’m a pastor. Cut me and I bleed local church. Cut the church and I’m spoilin’ to protect her. As a pastor, even...