Thursday, July 19, 2018
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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...

Church Planting Under the Burden of Grief

I’ll never forget telling my wife. I woke up early that Thursday morning—still energized over our first public service the Sunday before—for a 7am meeting....

What Surprised Me About Pharaoh

Whenever I teach a Bible passage for the first time, I always learn something... even if I've heard sermons preached on the passage or...

Lift the Heavy Burden of Shame: How to Care for Parents of Prodigals

This post was originally featured on Desiring God. Prodigal kids: the gaping wound for many Christian parents. A child, whether adolescent or adult, is living out...

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...

WWJD and The Law

My first real exposure to a Christian movement was high school in the late 1990s/early 2000s. Like any middle-class, public high school, there were...

Leadership Lessons from King Nebuchadnezzar

I once taught the book of Daniel in Vacation Bible School. I expected to learn a lot from Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in...

Leading and Learning From Past Mistakes

As a teenager, my buddy fancied himself a hotshot skateboarder. Trying to do an ollie (a jump and board flip in midair) he landed...

Mentoring Future Ministers Is a Community Project

When I first began mentoring young men who sensed a call to pastoral ministry, my approach was mostly one-on-one discipleship on steroids. I had...