My Top 10 Posts of 2013

10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2013

Below is a list of my top 10 most popular blog posts of 2013. Thank you so much for reading this blog and for caring about your growth as a Christian and/or church leader. Every blogger has moments when she or he asks whether it’s worth it to make oneself vulnerable through an outlet like this—and whether or not the work involved in blogging is worth it. Your readership this year has encouraged me greatly.

My Top 5 Books of 2013

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We’re getting to the end of the year, and thus it’s time for everyone to start putting their “lists” out there. Not everyone enjoys these posts. I do. I like reading what others found to be particularly helpful, because it helps me get to know them a bit better and to cut through some of […]

What’s Your 95mph Fastball?

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A couple of months ago I had lunch with one of those Yodas–those wise, older pastors who have been in ministry so long they ooze wisdom without knowing it. This gentleman could offer commentary on nearly anything and it would be laced with something helpful. He’s been at the same congregation for more than thirty years, and in ministry for more than thirty-five years.

That takes some doing. It doesn’t just happen. It takes something to live one’s life with integrity in a fish bowl, make the sacrifices full-time ministry asks of you, help grow a church over decades, and still smile a lot—after nearly forty years. Such pastors are my heroes. I hope to be one of them.