Eugene Peterson on Pastoring: Vocation, Not Job

I’m reading through Eugene Peterson’s pastoral memoir,┬áThe Pastor (HarperOne, 2011). He offers some great insights and scriptural reflections on the work of the pastorate throughout the text. I don’t agree with some of Peterson’s theology, to be sure, but I have found myself resonating deeply with his conception of the Christian pastor–and work more broadly. [Read More...]

Billy Graham’s Main Regret: Not Enough Time with Family

Found this quotation in a touching Christianity Today interview with evangelist Billy Graham (link by JT): “CT: Do you have any regrets as you look back on your life? Graham: I regret that I didn’t spend more time with my family; I’m sure Ruth and the children paid a heavy price for all the times [Read More...]

What’s More Valuable: Putting in Time or Preaching the Truth? Kingdom Considerations

The answer to the above question must be carefully qualified, in my humble opinion. Both pursuits, offered out of a redeemed heart, are honoring to God. God has given His creation and His people the opportunity to labor for His glory (1 Co. 10:31). As with all things that we do, we have the opportunity [Read More...]

How Does a Man Choose His Way in Life?

This question came up in my brief series on manhood last week: is it wrong for a responsible man to be a toymaker? Asked anonymously, this question prompted much thought on my part over the weekend. I won’t yet answer this directly. Instead, I want to try and sketch out a framework by which a [Read More...]

Deciding What to Do with What Time We Have

This question came up in my brief series on manhood last week: is it wrong for a responsible man to be a toymaker? Asked anonymously, this question prompted much thought on my part over the weekend. Here’s my own answer, though I of course do not propose this as the answer, merely the best I [Read More...]


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