How do you handle stress? We recently shot a quick Instagram post asking the question, “How do you handle stress?” For many people, stress is relatively manageable in several ways. For instance, Dr. Kris Barnett, my counterpart in the Instagram post, releases stress through exercise and taking it out on a punching bag at home. Exercise is one of the … Read More
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God afore prepared that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 ASV I glorified thee on the earth, having accomplished the work which thou hast given me to do. John 17:4 ASV Insignificant–It’s a word that brings to mind so many feelings and images. Our culture—secular and Christian—cultivates this idea that women … Read More
The Maxim of the Mask
What does an oxygen mask have to do with ministry? Kris Barnett examines why never addressing your own needs can actually hurt your congregation.
Eight Steps to Managing Your Time in Youth Ministry
Originally posted on theyouthministryblog.com. Header image provided through creative commons by Robert Couse-Baker. While deployed as an Army Chaplain on Operation Enduring Freedom in Europe, God taught me some lessons about time management. While my unit was not in a combat area, the deployment made me think about the brevity of my life and how I had spent my time up until … Read More
Recognizing Christ in Christmas Chaos
In the “Song of the Suffering Servant” we have a prophetic text that helps us to recognize the significance of Christ’s work at Christmas.
Theology Matters… A New Poll Shows Why
A new LifeWay Research poll shows the need for biblically-grounded, theological education.
Leadership Looks Like a Cross
We must not make leadership harder than it is by following faulty patterns of leadership. Spurn fleshly tendencies toward power and pride and learn to lead in the shape of the cross.
Work Toward the Margin: Facing the Challenge of Inverted Time
When what’s really important gets marginalized, work your time toward the margin.
The Value of Friendships in Ministry
The journey of ministry can be quite challenging. It is even more challenging when we choose to make the journey alone. The journey of ministry is best traveled with friends!