When the Well Runs Dry (Part One)

Dry Well

Pastors are unusually dependent on “the well.” All people are to one degree or another, but pastors are more dependent on “the well” than others—in part because they participate first-hand in helping replenish the wells of others. When we dry up, the results are felt by others. Pastors are also involved in a number of drought-inducing endeavors […]

The Missional Excuse

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I’ve observed an occasional correlation between those trying to be “missional” and those frustrated with the internal turbulence in their congregation or own soul. Of course, not all churches suddenly trying to be missional have gridlocked leaderships or frustrated ministers–but many do. You can’t tell from what they write in books or articles. You can’t […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 126

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Here’s what on my mind this morning: I spent most of the holidays in the DFW area visiting family. Texas is a great place…as is any place with Cracker Barrel. Chicken and Dumplings. When hiring for ministry, one of the most important traits to look for is thirst for ministry that transcends the “musts” of […]