Model Pastor

The pastor who knows he or she is an ordinary is the sort of pastor we need. I won’t forget the time I spoke at North Point and Andy Stanley picked me up at the hotel to take me to church. I have other stories as well, but one of the disciplines of a pastor [Read More...]

Consciences, that’s the issue

From Tim Owens, pastor: Tebow’s address was scheduled as one of the events surrounding First Baptist Dallas’s grand opening of their new $130 million campus, which is the largest church building campaign in modern American history. Another quick recap: A prominent evangelical declines an invitation to participate in the celebration of the most luxurious church [Read More...]

St Francis and Reforms

By Cathleen Falsani: St Francis comes to us as a man of rigorous compassion and relentless mercy to the marginalized. He comes to us as an example of poverty and expression of humility. If you have not read his Little Flowers, do so; if you’d like a shorter excerpt, I recommend Jon Sweeney’s Francis of Assisi: The [Read More...]

Palm Sunday, a sermon (Jason Micheli)

Luke 19.28-44 The Things that Make for Peace At the same time I was finishing up seminary, my best friend was winding up his studies at law school. When I was starting out at my first church, he was beginning his law career. After clerking for an appeals court judge for a year, he got chosen [Read More...]

Palm Sunday

Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also [Read More...]


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