Monthly Archives: July 2014

A Pastor Must Be The Same Person In Private As In Public

Pastors can act like used car salesmen – slick-meisters who can tell great fish stories and who have great personality when the klieg lights burn bright, but lack any real warmth or humanity when the lights go out. I know … Continue reading

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Pastoral Optimism And Trust

It’s been a fun ride for me in all of my blog-posts through this month of June. I’ve enjoyed taking some trips down memory lane and remembering different pastors who have influenced or inspired me in different ways. One of … Continue reading

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Pastoral Ride Along

Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to know, and sometimes even work with, nationally recognized pastors. Sometimes I’ve been attracted to the quality of life in these men, and sadly at other times I’ve been a little disappointed.  That’s … Continue reading

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Pastoral Public Communication

I just got back from a week of vacation at beautiful Donner Lake. I hope some of you enjoyed the post I put up last week from the great mind of Patrick Lencioni. Good stuff in my opinion. Oh, and … Continue reading

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Pastoral Leadership – Part II

Here is the rest of Lencioni’s blog post on “The Greatest Leader In America.” Unfortunately, we live in a world where bigger is often equated with better and where fame and infamy are all too often considered to be one … Continue reading

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Pastoral Leadership – Part I

A few years ago I spoke at a break-out session at a church conference that was all about unleashing the church out into the world. I honestly don’t remember exactly what I was speaking about. I think it was something … Continue reading

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A Pastoral Act Of Insanity

For a long season of my life God was gently steering me towards becoming a pastor, while I – at the same time – was trying to avoid becoming a pastor. One of my final stops of avoidance brought me … Continue reading

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