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If you’re aware of what they are, you’re much less likely to fall into one of these traps of hurtful and unproductive thought patterns.
We should expect to experience God’s presence in church but fortunately we don’t have to wait for Sunday to feel closer to God- nor do we need to remain passive – hoping somehow closeness to God might occur-since we are urged to “seek God.”
"I wish I could go back in time and pull words out of the ears of my wife, children and friends, but in that moment, I was blind."
A unique ministry of the Lutheran Church headed to California in response to the shooting in Thousand Oaks. They ended up extending their stay because of the fires.
For me, private and passionate prayer is intimate and deeply personal. And public prayer is...well...just a bit too public for me.
Twelve years after my burnout, I have never felt better, never felt more alive, and never been more productive in my life. There is recovery from burnout!
Leadership takes courage, and my guess is that some days it feels the cynics and pessimists have sucked almost all the courage and hope out of you.
The areas of concern at the Master's University and Seminary include a lack of board independence, allegations of conflicts of interest regarding student financial aid, institutional leaders being hired who lack qualifications for the higher education positions they hold, and what the WSCUC described as “a disturbing climate of fear, intimidation and bullying” at the university.
Kids are less likely to think about suicide or attempt to kill themselves if religion or spirituality is important to their parents, a new study suggests. The study comes as teen suicide rates are soaring.
Ministry is hard. Every year is different. Every year sees new challenges. Regardless, one thing is certain—it’s not going to be easy. If you’re new to ministry, let me tell you a few things:
You won’t find hurry sickness listed in any scientific journals or on the “health and activities” part of your weather app. But trust me, it’s everywhere, and it is killing people.
I’ve been called a lot of things in my life. Most of them good. Some unrepeatable in a blog written by a pastor. However, when my African brothers and sisters call me Father (as a term of respect and endearment, not a religious title), it always moves me.
In what ways would your experience today be different—maybe radically different—if you learned to let go of the past and decided to stop worrying about the future?
When someone is engaged in counseling, it means they’re engaged in their life and that they want to make progress toward wise, meaningful life-decision. Toward health.
Youth sermon topics can be a challenge for any youth leaders and youth pastors. If you are one of them, don’t beat yourself up...
Cynicism spreads through our soul like a virus, causing negativism that often leads to discouragement.
Frankly, once upon a time, those pictures of poverty and suffering would make me cry. Sadly, however, and for too long, I was suffering from something known as compassion fatigue, and it’s a real thing.
Ministry can be an enormous blessing and it can be an enormous source of pain and heartache.
As I look back over the many decades of my life, I can see two things very clearly: God’s goodness and my badness.
I’ve laid out some key ideas for walking with teens through depression. But before you start, you need to pray! You will need God with you on this.
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