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“The Depressed Pastor”

The author of this blog is not a pastor so that helps to know this isn’t just a pastor whining about how hard being a a pastor is. But it is hard and most people have little idea how hard it is – unless you’ve been one. Right before I became a pastor a man who has been a pastor said to me: “The people you pastor may mean well and think they know what it’s like to be you, but they don’t.” I had...

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Guest Editorial: Is homosexuality biblical?

The Oklahoman reported in an article from May 21 that the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) ratified a measure allowing the ordination of gay and lesbian ministers. According to the article this is a debate that has “raged within the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) for more than three decades.” And though this recent decision finally gave regional church bodies the ability to decide for themselves, some PCUSA Churches have been affirming...

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Guest Editorial: Is homosexuality biblical?

The Oklahoman reported in an article from May 21 that the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) ratified a measure allowing the ordination of gay and lesbian ministers. According to the article, this is a debate that has “raged within the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) for more than three decades.” And though this recent decision finally gave regional church bodies the ability to decide for themselves, some PCUSA Churches have been affirming...

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Guest Editorial: Who pastors the pastor?

Recently, I had a very busy week as a pastor. I had some sort of pastoral meeting for five straight nights from Sunday through Thursday, and though they all were helpful and rewarding meetings, I was mentally and emotionally tired from the work of shepherding. George Whitefield, who was perhaps the best-known preacher in Britain and America in the 18th Century, expressed how I was feeling when he said, “Lord Jesus, I am weary in your...

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Guest Editorial: Preaching through the Bible

Since August, our church has been listening and responding through the book of Acts as I preach one section of thought after the other. I mention working through Luke’s second volume because at times, at least for me, it has felt like we have been hacking through a dense rain forest with a dull machete, and I am the dull machete. Recently, I jokingly told my church family that at our current pace, we would be in Acts for the next...

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