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Bolstering the Bride

 Martin Luther’s most famous hymn, “A Mighty Fortress is our God,” contains a line that is confounding to the ears of most of us: “A bulwark never failing.” It might be because I went to

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How To Become A Pastor

The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. – 1 Timothy 3:1 I can still remember the season in life where I sensed God was calling me

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Called Together: On Plurality

It’s been thirteen years since we planted a church with a plurality of pastors. Over those years our plurality has taken many different forms. In the beginning it looked like two co-pastors shepherding and leading a church

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Pastor, You’re Doing Alright

Hey pastor/ministry leader–you’re doing alright. There are about ten thousand voices filling your inbox, voicemail, text messages, social media feeds, podcast lists, and blog post feeds; and they’re all screaming your shortcomings. You’re not focused

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God’s Planned Obsolescence

My wife and I, with five other couples planted a church in 2002. In the weeks before we began, two friends took me aside separately to admonish us, “don’t we already have enough churches in

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