A New Grace-Based Resource For Growing in Sexual Integrity

An excerpt: Among clergy, a 2009 study conducted by Texas Tech University of 460 male ministers revealed over 20 percent accessed pornography at least twice monthly. Older statistics on Christian clergy showed anywhere from 35 to 50 percent of ministers consider pornography a personal struggle, whether currently or in the past. As Christian leaders theseContinue reading “A New Grace-Based Resource For Growing in Sexual Integrity”

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Mark Dever on the PhD and the Pulpit: “On Having a Doctorate in the Pastorate”

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Should a pastor have a PhD? Is it helpful? Is it necessary? Mark Dever spoke on the assigned topic: “Why a PhD is Needed in the Pulpit” (mp3) but changed the title to “On Having a Doctorate in the Pastorate.” I outlined his…

Preventing Pastoral Burnout

Without at doubt anybody who is involved in any sort of pastoral ministry is liable to “burn out.” Pastors, chaplains, and pastoral counselors are all at risk for burning out. In fact some studies have shown that… “protestant clergy had the highest overall work-related stress and were next to the lowest in personal resources toContinue reading “Preventing Pastoral Burnout”

A Leadership Night with Alan Fadling

Yesterday night Rocky Peak had its end of the year Life Group leader gathering. It was a night filled with worship, testimonies as to what God had done in Life Group, and some encouraging words on “rest” from Alan Fadling. In case you don’t know him Alan Fadling is author of An Unhurried Life: FollowingContinue reading “A Leadership Night with Alan Fadling”

Equipping the Church International (ECI) – Updates

As you, the reader, probably know, I am on the board for a non-profit orgnization called Equipping the Church International (or ECI for short). We are an organization that provides theological education for under resourced pastors in Latin America. We are barely getting started up, but exciting opportunities are already coming our way! For exampleContinue reading “Equipping the Church International (ECI) – Updates”

Creation and Evolution

Here are some of the most interesting stats: Pastors in the Northeast are more likely than their counterparts in any other region to strongly agree that God used evolution to create people. While 25 percent of Northeastern pastors strongly agree, only 13 percent in the West, 12 percent in the Midwest and 8 percent inContinue reading “Creation and Evolution”