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The Ordinary Pastor

In this episode of The Whitehorse Inn, Michael Horton continues his series on the sustainable church and examines the pressure often put on pastors to be “super pastors” rather than ordinary ministers of the word and sacraments.  His conclusion? “What we need are ordinary shepherds who know and care...

Hulking Out at Church

Today at Liberate,  Paul Dunk has written a post about the pretense of perfection that is often seen in churches. The effect is that those who know that they are sinners often “hulk out”, or go into hiding due to the shame of not being able to measure up....

Including Children in Worship

Miles Morrison wrote a good article at For The Church about the benefits of keeping your children with you during church. This is simply how we do things at the church I co-pastor. . . and we wouldn’t want it any other way. . . .keeping your children in...

Women in Ministry

I appreciate that this issue is being put in the spotlight and in such a way as to avoid another discussion on women pastors. The issue at hand is this, how are women in your congregation being encouraged to minister? While I may not agree with all of her...