Thoughts on The Lonely Pastor

Eugene Peterson’s The Contemplative Pastor has been so helpful to me. It contains one of the best chapters I have ever read, titled “The Unbusy Pastor.” In that chapter he talks about the scandal that is the busy life. Consider this excerpt: “The poor man,” we say. “He’s so devoted to his flock: the work is endless, and he sacrifices himself …

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Pastor, Be Encouraged

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1) Pastor, You Are Not Alone “For they say,’ His letters are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech of no account.” 2 Corinthians 10:10 Pastor, know that you are not alone. You’re not the only one who has had church folk talk badly about you. Paul did as well. …

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7 Pastoral Priorities

My first several years of pastoral ministry were difficult. Not because of the work, mind you, but because of a lingering, unanswered question, “What should I be doing?” Studying and preaching seemed to be a given, but what else? Discipleship, prayer, hospital visits, and evangelism seemed like good things too, but things kept falling through …

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5 Callings Of A Pastor

“The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.” – 1 Timothy 3:1 God has used few men more in my life than “The Doctor” Martyn Lloyd-Jones. If you’re not familiar with MLJ, let me encourage you to get to know him. He was a pastor who loved the Bible; …

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