Pastoral Development

The Day I Hit the Wall

By: Gordon McDonald Marathon runners speak of “hitting the wall,” a moment in a race when the body appears to have exhausted all of its energy and pleads to quit. I borrow this phrase when I recall a life-altering experience I had one Saturday morning in my fourth year as a pastor. For me, hitting […]

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WOMEN DISTRUST CHURCHES FOR ABORTION ADVICE

By: Timothy C. Morgan (ReligionNewsService November 25, 2015 ) Fear of gossip and judgmental reactions routinely prevents churchgoing women who are considering an abortion from first seeking the counsel of pastors or others in their church, according to a new survey by an evangelical polling group. The survey was conducted by LifeWay Research, associated with […]

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HONORING MARRIAGE

Posted by Focus on the Family, December 7, 2015 by Kevin Conklin I once had a counselor fire a very direct statement at me when I was doing more than my share of pointing blame at someone who’d wounded me in a pretty devastating way. He said, “Kevin, don’t you think it’s about time you […]

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THE RELATIONSHIP OF SUFFERING TO SUCCESS

By: Frank G. Tunstall “Parents ask me all the time,” says John O’Sullivan, famed coach of some of the world’s greatest soccer athletes, “if I think their child has what it takes to play at the college or professional level. They are asking if I think their kid has enough talent.” My reply is: “How […]

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