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A biblical reminder during this election cycle
Sep28

A biblical reminder during this election cycle

Imagine a situation in which a very prominent and influential person lies and deceives repeatedly to gain an advantage over a rival. Imagine also that this rival seems impulsive and very unstable, threatening retaliation for not being treated fairly. Does this sound familiar? Do you recognize this sad and discouraging story? If you were to open the Bible and read Genesis 27, you would see this very situation played out between two...

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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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