Category: Lasting

When Hassles Seem Too Much

“Must be able to deal with hassles” seems like a job requirement for ministry leaders and pastors. As I considered this idea, I was struck with it as a mark of ministry reality. Generally, ministry

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Ten Years a Preacher

The memory popped up on my Facebook page reminding me of one of the busiest and most important days in my life: on that day ten years ago I stepped into the pulpit of a

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The End of the Celebrity Pastor

Throughout church history there have been prominent pastors and church leaders who have significantly impacted their local communities, ultimately influencing large sections of the global Church; men like Augustine, Athanasius, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, John

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I Was Too Young to Be a Pastor

This article was originally published on The Gospel Coalition.   It was the worst feeling I’ve ever had in church, a gut-wrenching emptiness that sprung from a complete separation from what I felt was my

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What is Your Clarion Call?

“Rabble, rabble, rabble!” The mob shouts and rabbles about…? What? No one really knows; it’s a bit muddy right? When I trained for civil disorder situations in my time working for the Australian Federal Police,

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