Ministry

 
26 May 2015, in Ministry, Theology

Jesus Is the Center of Preaching, Not You [me]

It's Sabbath morning, 11:30 am. The pastor approaches the pulpit to speak. He buttons his suit jacket, lays his Bible open, has a solemn prayer, then preaches passionately and winsomely on the evils of rollerskating and the virtues of walking on two un-wheeled feet. He closes...
20 Mar 2015, in Ministry, Theology

The Colporteur Leadership Dilemma (part 2)

  Nicole Parker was once a zealot intent on changing the world, but is now an astonishingly domesticated homeschooling mom living in quite possibly the tamest town on earth–Collegedale, Tennessee. While engaged in her mundane tasks of chopping veggies and sweeping floors, she enjoys lofty…

12 Mar 2015, in Ministry, Theology

The Colporteur Leadership Dilemma (part 1)

  Nicole Parker was once a zealot intent on changing the world, but is now an astonishingly domesticated homeschooling mom living in quite possibly the tamest town on earth–Collegedale, Tennessee. While engaged in her mundane tasks of chopping veggies and sweeping floors, she enjoys lofty…

28 Jan 2015, in Ministry, Theology

For Such a Time as This

Imagine that you are a soldier crawling through the underbrush, trying your best to stay alive. It’s the Civil War, and you are right on the edge of a brutal battle. You’re crouching alone in the mud behind a large, rotting log, when through the...