How Can We Go from Disease Management to Real Health Care?

Sunday Afternoon Musings At New Song Church in Bolingbrook, by the grace of God and through the great vision and zeal of Sue and Mark Davis, the commitment of a single small group, the vision and openness of a great elder board and the heart and prayers of a congregation that wanted to make a … More How Can We Go from Disease Management to Real Health Care?

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Holy Spirit Theology; Warrior Culture; Incarnation; Parenting Boys; Nelson Mandela Irony; the Surveillance State and much more

Weekend Links Very busy season and a thrilling season to be a pastor charged with opening the bread of life. Enjoy. Thinking Better About Ministry Dear Obscure Pastor  (Lisa Robinson—encouragement for those who labor in obscurity and faithfulness) The Pressure to Plagiarize: Part 3  (Neil Cole—a final post in the series and a good one. … More Holy Spirit Theology; Warrior Culture; Incarnation; Parenting Boys; Nelson Mandela Irony; the Surveillance State and much more

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Persecuted Church; Plagiarism among Pastors; Paying in Blood; Elephant Room News; and much more.

Weekend Links Video, audio, articles, —it’s all here. As always, inclusion here doesn’t necessarily mean support of all of the particulars in any. Documenting the Demise of Western Culture How Same-sex Marriage Will Hurt You  (Besides bringing down the wrath of God, some practical considerations.) Lincoln Was Wrong: the Southern States Could Legally Succeed?  (An … More Persecuted Church; Plagiarism among Pastors; Paying in Blood; Elephant Room News; and much more.

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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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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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