April 15, 2022

How to Handle Pastoral Burnout in a Covid-Plus World

This morning, a friend emailed me a message that he’s repeated often in the past two years: “Again and again, we see that the COVID experience has revealed underlying fault lines, dysfunctions, and broader challenges.” A pandemic is just a piece of the iceberg…
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Taking fresh steps
to a God-given,

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Baptized for Mission

April 6, 2022
Photo Unsplash Kevin Adams, Senior Pastor at Granite Springs Church, Lincoln, CA Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to deter

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Gollum Has Some Part to Play in It

March 30, 2022
Photo Unsplash Kris Vos Pastor Sunlight Community Church & The Center for Church Renewal Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on

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Always Winter: Where is Aslan Part 2

March 22, 2022
Photo Unsplash Lucy’s brothers and sisters don’t believe her story about Mr. Tumnus and the land of Narnia. They accuse her of making it all up until one day when

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Always Winter – Where is Aslan? Part 1

March 15, 2022
Photo Unsplash Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy burst onto the scene 1000 Narnian years after the creation of Narnia. One hundred years earlier, the tree that kept Jadis (the White

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Always Winter – But the King is Coming

March 8, 2022
Photo: Unsplash Peter, Susan, and Lucy are with Mr. and Mrs. Beaver (Edmund is gone to find the White Witch). Mr. Beaver announces that Aslan is on the move, prompting

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Always Winter—Preaching to Ourselves

March 3, 2022
Photo Unsplash Lucy believes she has hidden away in a wardrobe. She has actually stepped through a door into the wonder-filled land of Narnia. Wandering in the winter, she encounters

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Always Winter: Promises, Promises

February 24, 2022
Photo: Unsplash Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy are trudging through Narnia. The snow is thick, the air is cold, and Christmas is far away. In the face of this, they

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Always Winter, Never Christmas

February 15, 2022
Photo Unsplash by Larry Doornbos, Director Vibrant Congregations The land of Narnia. The White Witch rules, and because she does, it is always winter, but never Christmas. It is, in

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Through the Wall

February 8, 2022
Photo Unsplash by Elaine May Women’s Leadership Developer CRCNA John 21 The intimate breakfast on the beach with Jesus told to us in John 21, when Peter is asked three