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BLOG: 25 ways to honor your pastor during Pastor Appreciation Month 2020–a really important year to do so
Oct08

BLOG: 25 ways to honor your pastor during Pastor Appreciation Month 2020–a really important year to do so

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article was previously featured on chucklawless.com. This year has been a tough year for pastors and church leaders. The pandemic has changed almost everything we do, but pastors have pivoted quickly and worked hard to make adjustments. If ever they had earned appreciation, it’s this year. Here are some ways to show your gratitude during this Pastor Appreciation Month: Give your pastor and his family a...

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12 things I hope help me be a better preacher and teacher
Aug11

12 things I hope help me be a better preacher and teacher

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article was previously featured on chucklawless.com. I don’t claim to be a great preacher, but I love to study and proclaim the Word. Below are some things—some that may be surprising—I do that I hope help me with preaching and teaching. Regularly exercise. A preacher who is not taking care of himself likely won’t have the energy he needs to preach, and his lack of physical discipline might hurt his...

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First person: 9 things I’d like to see continue in churches in the ‘new normal’
May16

First person: 9 things I’d like to see continue in churches in the ‘new normal’

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article was first published on chucklawless.com Only God knows what the “new normal” is going to look like in churches when we regather over the next several months. Nevertheless, here are some things I hope will continue: Online meetings.We’ll still need to meet in person at times, but we can accomplish a lot of meetings without requiring people to leave their homes. This approach will likely help laity...

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In the COVID-19 crisis, 10 prayers I need to pray more
Apr07

In the COVID-19 crisis, 10 prayers I need to pray more

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article was previously featured on chucklawless.com. This Coronavirus crisis has been challenging to everyone. As I think about my community in Wake Forest, N.C., I’m reminded that I need to pray for these needs—needs for which I don’t pray enough: For spouses and children in abusive situations. We don’t know what goes on behind closed doors, but my guess is that the stress of this crisis will lead to...

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Nine ‘withouts’ that get in the way of a growing church
Jul02

Nine ‘withouts’ that get in the way of a growing church

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article was previously featured on chucklawless.com. I’m accustomed to thinking about things we need to do to lead a church to growth. What I don’t often think about is the focus of this post: “withouts” that hinder church growth. Let me know your thoughts about these “withouts.” 1. Preaching without the Bible. Preaching without the Word may result in increased attendance, but it won’t grow a healthy...

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