The Purpose of Exile

What is the purpose of exile in the lives of the people of God? A lot has been made of where the American church finds herself in this day in age. The church is finally waking up to the reality of exile. This world is not our home. We are pilgrims and strangers, citizens of … Continue reading The Purpose of Exile

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Unity Above History: A Short Call To Take Down The Confederate Flag

Can I be honest? I really don’t understand defending the Confederate flag. Like, it doesn’t register with me how someone can defend it flying at a statehouse or capitol. I don’t understand flying it at your house or having it as a sticker on your vehicle. I understand many make the argument of honoring the … Continue reading Unity Above History: A Short Call To Take Down The Confederate Flag

Pastor as Patient Gardener: Thoughts on Pastoral Ministry

Many of the books written on pastoral leadership seem to be written to convince pastors to be more like entrepreneurs rather than shepherds. Vision and how to apply it or make it stick have dominated pastoral leadership books for the last few decades with tips and advice easily transferable from the business to the church … Continue reading Pastor as Patient Gardener: Thoughts on Pastoral Ministry