Three Modern Obstacles to Pastoring and Caring for the Flock

Three Obstacles to Pastoring and Caring for the Flock[1] The Individualistic Nature of the Culture.             Example:         An attitude that basically says, “It’s none of your business.”             Analysis:          The result is that people are islands of festering wounds. They are    .                          … More Three Modern Obstacles to Pastoring and Caring for the Flock

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Coming: An Interview with the Author of a Book I Hope Becomes a Runaway Bestseller

Tuesday is for Counseling: A Great New Book On Thursday, I will post an interview with Matt Mitchell, a fellow EFCA pastor from the great state of Pennsylvania. I’m not sure where Matt and I crossed paths but I have appreciated his ministry for some time.  His blog, Matt-Mitchell.blogspot.com, is filled with pastoral insight and … More Coming: An Interview with the Author of a Book I Hope Becomes a Runaway Bestseller

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Becoming a Pastor Rather than a Circus Director

Friday is for Heart Songs Ran across a great quote today from Dutch-Catholic Priest, Henri Nouwen, who in 1972 wrote these words in his book, The Wounded Healer: It is a painful fact indeed to realize how poorly prepared most Christian leaders prove to be when they are invited to be spiritual leaders in the true sense.  … More Becoming a Pastor Rather than a Circus Director

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Three Obstacles to Pastoral Care (and suggested paths to overcome them)

Three Obstacles to Pastoring and Caring for the Flock[1] 1. The Individualistic Nature of the Culture. Example:          An attitude that basically says, “It’s none of your business,” or “It’s my problem and I’ll deal with it may way.” Analysis:           The result is that people are islands of festering wounds.  They are isolated, diseased, and malnourished. Thus, … More Three Obstacles to Pastoral Care (and suggested paths to overcome them)

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Helping the “Psychologized” Brother (or sister)

Helping the “Psychologized” Brother[1] Problem:     Many in our culture, including Christians, are far more committed to pop psychology than they are to a biblical worldview. Analysis:     Failure to recognize this is like a doctor failing to recognize that the 55 year-old man holding his chest with a paralyzed left side of his body … More Helping the “Psychologized” Brother (or sister)

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The Right Thing Is Not Always the Effective Thing.

Tuesday is for Teaching Pastoring a multi-staff church and multi-site churches and consulting with similar churches and other pastors, I am periodically drawn into the forest of a church’s counseling load. And in many instances, you see the people of God falling into the same traps and unproductive paths of thinking that sabotage real progress … More The Right Thing Is Not Always the Effective Thing.

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