Encourage Pastors by Giving Up Discouraging Language!

I love pastors. In fact, I think pastors get a bad rap because of the foolish or immoral acts of a few. Sometimes it seems that our culture just assumes that the vast majority of pastors are all about manipulating people and making a lot of money. Yet the pastors that...

Dress Codes for Preachers: Formal & Informal Settings

It’s not even a question of how influential Bryan Chapell’s classic Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon is. I can hardly imagine someone going off to seminary and taking classes on homiletics without having to read it. If you did,...

The Aloneness of Leadership…

Last night I listened to a panel discussion by Tim Keller, John Piper, Ligon Duncan, and Crawford Loritts from the 2008 Gospel Coalition conference. I don’t know about you, but I am beginning to enjoy panel discussions more than I ever thought possible....

After five years of pastoring, what have I learned?

Tim Raymond prompted me to think about this question since he just wrote “What I have learned after five years of pastoring.” I pretty much agree with all of his list, which included: Pastoral ministry requires far more courage than I ever dreamed....