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Mark the Evangelist: Faithful Despite Failure (Part 1 of 2)

We’ll use a few headings and explanation to look at the life and ministry of Mark the evangelist over the next two or three weeks. As told in the title, Mark could be summarized as one who was faithful despite failure. Beginnings: A Christian Home Mark (also known as John or John Mark; cf. Acts 12:12) […]

Do You Really Want to Be a Pastor? (Part 2 of 2)

The first of these two parts dealt with the desire to be a pastor as found in 1 Tim 3:1. Whatever else may be said of this matter, one needs to have a strong desire to be a pastor if he truly desires to be a pastor. At least two other biblical authors connect the […]

The Pastor’s Family – A Great Book by Brian and Cara Croft

I am new to being a pastor, which means my family is new to being a pastoral family. A book that my wife and I are presently reading to help us understand our new life is the Pastor’s Family; Shepherding Your Family through the Challenges of Pastoral Ministry by a pastor and his wife, Brian and Cara Croft. […]

Do You Really Want to Be a Pastor? (part 1)

I am presently preaching a series through 1 Timothy at my church, and I have thought quite a bit about one of the passages I will be preaching through in a few weeks, 1 Timothy 3:1–7. Actually, I’ve thought quite a bit about one verse in particular, 1 Timothy 3:1: “The saying is trustworthy: If […]

Five Books Every Church Leader Should Read

One of my professors asked me the other day, “If you could recommend five books that church leaders should read, what would they be?” After 14 hours of driving, 4 hours of sleep the night before, and nearing the end of a roundtable PhD oral exam with three professors, I completely blanked. (I’m glad my exam […]