Nine Stereotypes for Pastors – My Latest Addition to The Pastors Workshop

TV evangelist Benny Hinn preaching in San Antonio. Image from WikiCommons.

My latest contribution to The Pastors Workshop is up. In this column, I consider different stereotypes for pastors. What I’m wondering about is this: What roles and positions in our cultural setting might be projected onto pastors? If people learn that you’re a clergyperson, what assumptions might they have about you and your ministry? What [Read More...]

My Latest Column in The Pastor’s Workshop: Preaching Living Water When Your Well Has Run Dry, Part 2

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My most recent column in The Pastor’s Workshop, my domain in The Preachers Portal, is up. Here’s the beginning: In my previous column in The Pastor’s Workshop, I began with the question: How can you as a preacher offer living water even when your own well is bone dry? I talked about how common it [Read More...]

My Newest Preachers Portal Column: Preaching Living Water When Your Well Has Run Dry

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How can you preach when you’re exhausted? I respond to this question in the latest edition of my column in the Patheos Preachers Portal. Here’s how it begins: How can you offer living water through your preaching when your well is bone dry? Have you ever asked yourself this? I have, many times. During my [Read More...]

Essential Relationships for Pastors: The Loneliness of Pastoring, Part 4

My new column at the Patheos Preachers Portal is up. It is the fourth and final part of my thoughts about pastoral loneliness.  Here’s the beginning: ________________________________________ Essential Relationships for Pastors: The Loneliness of Pastoring, Part 4 This is the fourth and final installment in a series on “The Loneliness of Pastoring.” Let me offer [Read More...]


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