Archive for February 2013

The Worship Planner as Artist

One of the better books I read last year was Life is a Miracle: An Essay Against Modern Superstition by Wendell Berry, an author of more than 40 works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. This work of nonfiction is great “for those who still have a yen for counter-cultural criticism, here is some vintage brew from…

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Scouting for Prospective Pastors

If you were asked to scout a college campus or a congregation for prospective pastors, where would you begin? What would you like for? During my baseball playing and coaching days, I learned that if I asked a similar question of a scout looking for prospective professional baseball players, he would have a ready response.…

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Where Have All The Pastors Gone?

Where have all the pastors gone?  So went the question from a retired pastor who wondered if those following in his wake were anything but. As our conversation continued, my friend reflected on his personal observations of individuals with the title “pastor” who, from his vantage point, function like managers of the local Walgreens or…

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