Sunday, June 24, 2018

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...

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...
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Pete Greasley on Community & Longevity

The Surprising Connection Between Community and Longevity. On today’s episode, Dave and Pete Greasley– the pastor of Christchurch in Newport, Wales– discuss the connection between...

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...

Reflections from a Former Racist

I was raised in Pittsburgh, and cruised the halls of high school in the 70’s, early in the desegregation era. My high school fused...

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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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...