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Elyse Fitzpatrick on Women & The Local Church

“What Women Wish Their Pastor’s Knew About Women.” This is one you won’t want to miss!  On this episode, Elyse Fitzpatrick–a well-known author (Give Them Grace,...

A Case for Paid Sabbaticals

My plan was to wait seven years, and then life happened. By God’s grace, my external elder board put a paid sabbatical into my...

When Preaching Is Big & God Is Small

I’ve been a pastor for a long time, which is why it’s so perplexing to me that speaking in front of people still triggers...

Hope When Easter Becomes Boring And Dull

When I was young, Easter was a big deal. We would put on our Sunday best, then speed off to church. Even though I...
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A Poem To Encourage You As Easter Approaches

A few years ago, I wrote this poem to be shown at Four Oaks Church on Easter Sunday. It contrasts the darkness of the...

Keeping Easter Real

Confession: I have a complicated relationship with Easter Sunday. Growing up, it was the one Sunday we got all dressed up in something nice…and pastel…which was...

Easter & The Triumph of the Lamb

In anticipation of Easter, I want to explore the revelation John received as he went to worship on the Lord’s Day. John worshipped, Jesus appeared,...

Pastoral Training in the Local Church

 The fruit of this article comes from a recent multi-case study research project completed by Andrew Hancock as part of the Doctorate of Education program...

Afterword: Why I Wrote ”Rescuing Ambition” (Pt. 2)

Part One Ultimately only our belief in objective truth—and the hopeful journey toward it—can produce individuals and societies who are courageous, industrious, and enterprising. Without it, we...

Afterword: Why I Wrote ”Rescuing Ambition” (Pt. 1)

From time to time, people write me with questions or comments about the book I wrote titled, Rescuing Ambition. These discussions have reminded me of how...