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Christianity Preaching

20 Questions for Prospective Pastors

20 Questions for Prospective Pastors to Ask of their Prospective Churches This is the first of an occasional series about the sometimes awkward interchange between churches seeking shepherds and shepherds seeking flocks. To be certain, there are many other areas that should be addressed. These include the arenas of doctrine, staff relationships, and the leading […]

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Rodney’s Readings 3-11-2016

Here are some things I came across during the past week that were either interesting, helpful, or just … there. Enjoy my list. Don’t forget to comment In Memory of Jerry Bridges: A Roundup of Articles and Quotes Tyler Smith at Logos has done a great job of assembling some of the best of the […]

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Christianity Preaching

Spurgeon on the Pastor & His Emotional Health

I was reminded of these insights from that great English pastor, Charles Spurgeon in his wonderful book Lectures to My Students To often the “burden” of ministry is relayed in low pay, long hours, unappreciative people, etc. The reality is perhaps far more personal for many and the occasional reality for all. Spurgeon described is succinctly […]

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My Baccalaureate Address To the Class of 2015

My Baccalaureate Address To the Class of 2015 1. Education does not always equal learning. 2. Passion, Practice, and Gratitude will make you stand out more than any degree or badge on your clothing. 3. There are no shortcuts to good character. 4. To find, fulfill, and finish God’s plan for your life is The […]

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Christianity Preaching

A.W. Tozer on the Preacher and Praying

To pray successfully is the first lesson the preacher must learn if he is to preach fruitfully; yet prayer is the hardest thing he will ever be called upon to do and, being human, it is the one act he will be tempted to do less frequently than any other. He must set his heart […]