Tweeting is the equivalent of saying something very loudly in a large room full of people with whom you have varying degrees of relationship. Don’t tweet what you wouldn’t say in that room. Rather, “give grace to those who hear.”
Pastors should avoid building unstable straw towers and instead assemble sound, healthy churches that will stand up to the Father’s inspection.
What if we changed the nautical axiom for ministry purposes? What if it read, “A pastor goes down with his church?” While pastors bemoan the cowardice of Captain Schettino, they seem to have little aversion to fleeing their own sinking congregations.
Models and mentors play important roles, but when these relationships mingle with our fleshly aspirations, we plummet into despair. Career comparison is a formula for depression.
Dr. Chuck Fuller, Assistant Professor of Christian Studies, sits down with Steve McGill is a deacon at Good Hope Baptist Church in Iva, South Carolina.
Two years ago, a friend of mine from seminary experienced an incomprehensible tragedy. His almost two-year-old daughter—a surprise baby and their fourth child—began having seizures. A day or two later she died. A little girl—so full of life, so innocent—now dead and taken from her loving parents… As a father of three little boys—four, two, and four weeks old respectively—I … Read More
We have a foosball table in the basement of our home. In case the game is unfamiliar to you, let me offer a brief description. A rectangular, wooden box sits on top of a table. The box creates an arena in which lines of plastic players square off to score goals, similar to soccer. The plastic players are attached to … Read More
I love my pastor. Actually, I love pastors. I have had six of them in my life. Two of them have gone on to heaven. The other four are still serving our Lord. At one time, I thought I was to be one, a pastor, as well. Very early in my vocational ministry God revealed to me via trials, successes, … Read More
[gravatar email=”email@example.com” size=”100″ title=”Ryan Neal” alt=”Ryan Neal” class=”user-picture” align=”right”]I am surrounded by cowboys. So are you. I see aliens. So can you. Well, I can’t guarantee that cowboys and aliens are in your midst, but I’d say the odds are pretty high. More specifically, I predict you have both cowboys and aliens involved in your ministry, at every level. Let … Read More