Links for your weekend reading:
Before dispensing a factual and theologically accurate answer, maybe we should first answer the person’s question with a question: “Why do you ask?”
I would exhort some established church pastors to get some skin in the game. Generously give to church planting, yes, but then go and plant a church. Choose not to become a cul-de-sac on the Great Commission Highway.
Thousands of Christians are reclaiming the ancient idea of the “parish” and weaving together a shared life in the place they call home.
How can a pastor keep the pace in this marathon of ministry without burning out? How can a pastor remain productive with such demands?
We have a problem—and the odd thing is we not only know about it, we’re celebrating it. Just today, someone boasted to me that she was so busy she’s averaged four hours of sleep a night for the last two weeks. She wasn’t complaining; she was proud of the fact. She is not alone.
Imagine taking your writing – whatever it is – into a local coffee shop. It’s not Christian owned. It’s a Friday night, and 15-20 people are gathered round. You need to say something valuable to them.