Engaging Pastors – A Modest Proposal

About a week ago, I made a post on social media requesting some thoughts, reflections, and suggestions around the topic of engaging pastors for positions in churches (ie: the issue of hiring pastors). I’ve intentionally avoided the language of ‘hiring’ because I think it is both unbiblical and unhelpful. It assumes the pastor to be an employee … More Engaging Pastors – A Modest Proposal

Lessons from Malaysia: Partnership through Proclamation

Sherilyn and I have had the privilege of spending a short week serving in and observing all the great things that God is doing in Malaysia. Our trip started off with a Sunday at City Discipleship Presbyterian Church – Puchong where I had the privilege to preach from 1 Peter 1, and it was remarkably … More Lessons from Malaysia: Partnership through Proclamation

Thinking Aloud: Pastoral Ministry and Efficiency

One of the lessons that I’ve been learning ‘in the flesh’ (as opposed to learning theoretically or by proximity) over the past few years of serving in pastoral ministry is that loving, serving, walking with, and caring for people takes a lot of time. As such, I find Jesus’ use of agricultural terms and themes … More Thinking Aloud: Pastoral Ministry and Efficiency