¿Cuántas veces ha predicado, enseñado o escrito sobre la epidemia? No COVID, la otra epidemia. He perdido la cuenta de cuántas veces he predicado “contra” la epidemia del individualismo en nuestra cultura. No es un tipo de predicación con la cara enrojecida, sino una presentación mesurada de los costos que pagamos por estar cada vez…

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How many times have you preached or taught or written about the epidemic?  Not COVID, the other epidemic. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve preached “against” the epidemic of individualism in our culture. Not a red-faced rant kind of preaching, but a measured presentation of the costs we pay for becoming increasingly isolated…

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NOTA: Esta publicación fue escrita justo antes de que COVID-19 cerraron la mayoría de las cosas y tuvimos que almacenarla para cubrir el contenido relacionado con la pandemia. Con el telón de fondo de la agitación racial que barre actualmente nuestra nación, sirve para resaltar la importancia crítica de abordar esta área desafiante de la…

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NOTE: This post was written right before COVID-19 shut most things down and we had to bank it in order to cover pandemic related content. With the backdrop of racial turmoil currently sweeping our nation, it serves to highlight the critical importance of tackling this challenging area of the church’s mission. Have you ever wanted…

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  We’re all looking for shortcuts, secrets, and time-tested ways to accomplish what’s important. Having been in local church ministry for decades, I’ve come to learn that two of the most effective tools have been right next to me all along. I’m talking about my ears.  Pastoral ministry often elevates the role of our speaking.…

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What is the essence of ministry? How do you define it? A definition we’ve come to appreciate at our church goes like this: Ministry is a series of difficult conversations.  The easy stuff works itself out. But the entrenched patterns, the destructive habits, the corrosive relationships, those don’t seem to go anywhere. Until there’s a…

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