A Call to Pastors

A Call to Pastors

I am a Nazarene Pastor and I love my church. I am a product of the love of my family, SS teachers and local pastors. I have been educated by our schools, coached by our professors and mentored by people I admire and respect. I love my church but our lack of fruitfulness in the US and Canada is breaking my heart.

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Not a Failure

Not a Failure

It was Sunday afternoon and the football game was on television. I tried to dismiss the pain in my chest but it kept getting worse. I called the nurse whose mission was to care for her pastor’s health, and she told me to get to the ER immediately. I was ushered right in and given a nitro pill. It is a day that my wife never wants to re-live.

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Under the Bus

Under the Bus

Gone are the days when we would get an anonymous note under the door of our office. If people want to complain about us now, they go straight to social media. We have all felt the sting of untruth and half-truth along with accusation and unfounded rebuke. We know what it is like to end the day feeling like we have been thrown under the bus. What do we do when we have been run over and how do we respond?

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Searching for a DS

Searching for a DS

South Carolina recently elected a District Superintendent to oversee the Nazarene churches in our state. I played a role in that election and I learned a few good and bad things about life, ministry and leadership that you might find interesting, especially if you are Nazarene.

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A White Pastor and A Black Panther

A White Pastor and A Black Panther

What happens when a white pastor, the Black Panther and the 50th anniversary of the murder of Martin Luther King intersect with the Holy Spirit? In my case, a great deal.

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Pastor, Be Encouraged

Pastor, Be Encouraged

We live in a day where pastoral comparisons are rampant. It used to be that you were only compared to the pastors in your town. Now you are compared to everyone on the continent. It is a reality that can quickly lead to discouragement. What can pastors do to stay encouraged when the comparisons inevitably arrive?

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