Here, in order of traffic from highest to lowest, are a couple of lists of the top posts I’ve written over the past year.
Thank you for reading. I’m grateful.
Top Posts at DashHouse
It’s fine to hold strong views. My plea isn’t to abandon your views on the pandemic, the government response, or what you think the church should do.
My plea is to make room for those who disagree, even if — especially if — you’re right and they’re wrong.
Few search committees look for one. Few young men aspire to become one. But it’s what most churches need. I’m grateful for the average pastor.
All things considered, not meeting together is abnormal, and the sooner we can see our way back (with all the wisdom and prudence we can muster), the better. And if that means a glitchy Sunday or two, it’s worth it.
If you’ve been in ministry for any length of time, you’ve probably felt the weight of criticism and relational hurt, and you’ve struggled to respond.
I have a lot of ideas about how to respond now that I’ve been at this for a while, but here’s probably one of my biggest pieces of counsel: get some pastor friends who’ve got your back.
“I have no one like him,” Paul writes about Timothy (Philippians 2:20). Immediately I’m curious. What set Timothy apart? Left to guess, I’d probably imagine that he was unusually gifted or had personal charisma.
But that’s not what set Timothy apart.
Top Posts at TGC Canada
I don’t know exactly how to respond when a pandemic hits. But I know three things.
Don’t base your ministry or life decisions on what looks easy. Follow Jesus even when it gets hard.
Take time to mourn. Pay attention to what God may be teaching us. Lament. Rest. Take a nap. Read a book. We’re in it for the long haul. For God’s glory, and the good of your people, please take good care in these challenging days.
Is there room for sarcasm and snark in the Christian life?
Dallimore ran, but his best years were still to come. You’re not alone, and the story’s not over.