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When You Want To Skip The Tough Parts

As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, 'I will follow you wherever you go.' Jesus replied, 'Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has... Read More

Fighting Well

I didn’t get into pastoral ministry for the conflict. I grew up a scrawny, conflict-averse introvert who was bullied. But in ministry, when dealing with people, two things... Read More

Watch Yourself

In the circles I run in, it is strongly emphasized that we hold to and teach good doctrine. It matters what we believe. It matters what we teach others to believe. But watch... Read More

God Is Who He Promises To Be

God Is Who He Promises To Be - Psalm 46 I remember yelling out, "Sorry guys, Jesus Help!" as we hit the ditch and began to roll. We rolled three times before landing on all... Read More

Devote Yourself

Every church and every pastor I've met believes that they are biblically faithful. Isn’t it true? Everyone in ministry believes that they are devoted to the scriptures and... Read More

Social Media and Mission

Social Media and Mission In this new world of communication, connection and creativity, how does one engage with social media? Of the 845 million people currently on Facebook,... Read More

Five Lessons from my Pastor

Nearly half a decade (sounds longer that way) into full-time, vocational ministry, I have many experiences that I was not prepared for coming into my role. Some of these have... Read More

Accountability Beyond Pornography

'Accountability'. Many churched men hear that word and they are transported to a scene in their mind where men sit in a circle and 'confess' once again their succumbing to the... Read More

What Makes Us Evangelical

A guy from my hockey team once asked me one of the top five questions I love being asked, “Jon, what does an evangelical Christian believe?” I was excited to... Read More

Youth(ful) Pastors

“Someday you’ll be old enough to understand how it works in the church” proclaimed the older gentlemen who hadn’t attended our church in many years. I didn’t think I... Read More