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2021: The Year of GOOD News?

2021: The Year of GOOD News?

2021 will be a year of good news. Does that mean we’ll see positive news headlines in the media? Probably not. But the word “gospel” literally means “good news,” and it never gets old.

This is No Time to Preach in Neutral

This is No Time to Preach in Neutral

In Dare to Lead, her wonderful book about vulnerability as the key to influential leadership, Brené Brown proclaims a simple and powerful truth, "Clarity is kind." And on the other side of the same coin, "A lack of clarity is unkind." In other words, being vague can...

The Three Voices of Effective Pastoral Leadership

The Three Voices of Effective Pastoral Leadership

I grew up in a church where visiting evangelists would scream, then gasp for breath, then scream a little more. They walked around on the stage and sometimes down the aisles, red-faced and often carrying a handkerchief to wipe away the sweat they’d collected on their...

The Two Ways Jesus Gets Me Through My Hardest Days

The Two Ways Jesus Gets Me Through My Hardest Days

Earlier today, I received a text from a friend who asked how I and my family were faring right now. I responded simply with, “Surviving well.” Thankfully, my friend and his family are surviving well also. How about you? Are you surviving well? As I write this, it’s...

Thoughts from One Depressed Pastor to Many, Many Others

Thoughts from One Depressed Pastor to Many, Many Others

When you’re hurting and sad and you don’t even know exactly why you’re so sad, but someone, instead of offering solutions or guilt trips or “snap out of it” advice just comes along and validates what you’re feeling, it’s powerful. In other words, it’s just hard.

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