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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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Thoughts on Voting Biblically

I liken the forthcoming general election  to the World Cup; even if you don’t want to embrace it or like it, you have to care about it  because it is everywhere. In Stillwater the streets are lined with signs endorsing a bevy of candidates who are seeking to lead us back to the American promised land. If you turn on the television you get bombarded with an array of commercials. (On a side note, I wonder how much good could done...

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“How I Almost Quit” by John Piper

The following is a brief introduction by John Piper to a very honest journal entry. As a pastor I appreciate his sound advice and example as a reference point and encouragement for navigating my own questions and inner conflicts. Here is the link to the rest of the story: How I Almost Quit. I hope it encourages others not to give up too quickly during uncertain seasons of ministry. Are you so discouraged you don’t know what to do...

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