Links for your weekend reading:
Since we live in changing times, it’s worth thinking through what current cultural changes mean for future church engagement of that culture.
Good preaching is a partnership between pastor and congregation, pulpit and pew, the one who preaches and the one who listens. The pastor preaches to help those in the pew. But the congregation can and should help the one in the pulpit, as well.
I would be the first to amen the confession blogs, as I am overworked, often discouraged, and take everything in the church personally. But the reality is, I make my own sandwich.
I’m going to give you 10 actions that will change your whole life; not in a dramatic way, but in a slow, steady, almost imperceptible way.
Over-promising produces mega-stress in the one making the promises and huge disappointment in the ones receiving the promises.
The gospel story teaches us to weep. And cry out. This cannot be.