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Restorative Love

And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. – Saint Paul Every congregation is a congregation of sinners. As if that weren’t bad enough, they all have sinners for pastors. – Eugene Peterson … Continue reading

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My Pastor Friend

This past week I was privileged to spend a week hosting one of my writing and pastoring heros. David Hansen is now retired, but he has led a very wonderful life as a pastor and writer. The thing that struck … Continue reading

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The Book that We Love

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. – Saint John It has been said that 125 people died for every word of Hitler’s Mein Kampf in WWII. It is a … Continue reading

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I Am Not A Busy Pastor

When the phone rings in my study, it startles me. Our office is closed almost as much as it is open during the week. But I love this little church and I have never felt so loved and appreciated as … Continue reading

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Shameless Hospitality

I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, at least because of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs. Luke 11:8 This story arises … Continue reading

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My Letter to Eugene Peterson

Dear Mr. Peterson, I received your address from David Hansen. I read his book The Art of Pastoring and sent him a letter thanking him for his contribution to my understanding of what it meant to be a pastor and … Continue reading

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Apples of Gold

I am writing two blogs at the same time about how a pastor should treat their church and how a church might treat her pastor. You read the other one by clicking here. A word fitly spoken is like apples … Continue reading

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