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

Outlier Preachers

I had the opportunity to take some time off this morning to recover from a developing cold and a busy week at college mission, and what better way to kick back than with good book in hand. So I picked up Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers off my shelf after not really cracking it open since Book Depository delivered … More Outlier Preachers

God in Every Season and Situation

One of the great gifts of social media is the ability to gain access to great preachers and teachers from across the world. Two particular leaders/teachers that I follow are Dr David Sills (the President of Reaching and Teaching Ministries and Professor of Mission at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) and Dr John Piper (the Chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary and Founder/Teacher … More God in Every Season and Situation

Titles for Pastors

Calvin and his Genevan colleagues’ rejection of the medieval Catholic priesthood expressed itself in a number of ways, such as the redefinition of the roles and duties of the pastor and the rejection of false sacraments. However, one of my favourite expressions of this reformation is the titles that they used to address pastors, among which … More Titles for Pastors