Church Health

Pastors, Jesus Isn’t Concerned with Your Platform

Good morning fellow pastor, I realize that Mondays can be tough on pastors. Social media can be particularly hard at times. Life outside the spotlight is the life most of us live as pastors. Few are called and asked to speak on the denominational platforms. Annual profiles will never be able to quantify the spiritual work that you are engaged in at your local church. Most of us live fairly invisible lives beyond on our communities. And brothers, that is…

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Let Your Hatred Be Without Hypocrisy

“O you who love the LORD, hate evil!” (Psalm 97:10a) Whether committed by a politician on Capitol Hill, a famous producer in New York City, or a professional athlete from your favorite team, evil should be hated by those who love the LORD. Our skin should not crawl less when we hear a story of evil actions by someone that we like or supported in the past. There should be parity in our repulsion over evil. When someone claiming to…

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My Top 3 Devotional Resources for Studying God’s Word

The devotional study of God’s Word is indispensable for a vibrant Christian life. Today, I want to share my top 3 devotional resources that help me dig deeper into God’s Word with more consistency. After acquiring a good study Bible, check out these resources for yourself and then let me know what resources help you study God’s Word more deeply: The M’Cheyne Reading Plan – The M’Cheyne Reading Plan comes from the work of Robert Murray M’Cheyne. A Scotsman born in the…

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Pastors, Don’t Forget to Refill Your Tank

A long weekend of ministry can drain a pastor’s tank and leave them feeling empty as a new week begins on Monday. In pursuit of greater productivity, pastors can embark on the new week without the physical and spiritual resources needed to fulfill the work of ministry. Here are a few suggestions to help my fellow brothers refill their tank: Feed Yourself from God’s Word – Apply the Word of God to your own life before you ever start thinking about…

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Drinking Together – Reflections on a Common Cup & Racial Reconciliation in the Church

As a father of four, my drinks are constantly being commandeered by a child. No one taught me that this was necessary. It just came with the territory as a parent. We are family. We drink after one another. We do not think twice about it. It is just one of the rhythms of our life together. In the New Testament, the church of Jesus Christ also embraced such familial rhythms. Each week, Christians gathered to partake of the Lord’s…

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