The Archbishop’s Conversion

Justin Welby’s own conversion comment sounds a bit like C.S. Lewis’ famous comment: But it did happen to him, in New Court, Trinity College, during the evening of October 12, 1975. At Eton, he had “vaguely assumed there was a God. But I didn’t believe. I wasn’t interested at all.” That night in Cambridge, though, [Read More...]

Preaching/Speaking from an iPad? 10 Rules

By Brandon Hilgemann: Do you speak from an iPad? Any experiences? Any wisdom? 1. THOU SHALL TURN OFF NOTIFICATIONS. 2. THOU SHALL TURN OFF AUTO-LOCK. 3. THOU SHALL LOWER THE BRIGHTNESS. 4. THOU SHALL NOT DRAW ATTENTION TO YOUR IPAD. 5. THOU SHALL USE A PDF READER APP FOR NOTES. 6. THOU SHALL STILL CARRY A BIBLE. 7. THOU SHALL MAKE [Read More...]

From the Shepherd’s Nook: Funerals and the Pastor

From John Frye The Pastor and Funerals If there is one area of ministry where some pastors should be charged with malpractice, it is in the conducting of funerals. My primary complaint is that I have attended funerals where the pastor mentioned the deceased’s name maybe once and never again. The pastor did not acknowledge [Read More...]

Parables as Imagination 5

Imagine a world where ultimate vindication will come, but knowing that ultimate vindication will come does not lead to passivity but to the demand for justice in prayer. So the Parable of the Unjust Judge in Luke 18:1-8. It teaches us not so much to badger God until he gives in, but that God is [Read More...]


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