Monthly Archives: August 2011

Him We Proclaim

I have the privilege of helping facilitate the installation of a new pastor in Whatcom County this coming Sunday. Sudden Valley Community Church, I believe, is blessed to have Gabriel Powell and his family relocating from the Los Angeles area … Continue reading

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The Morning River — Glacier National Park

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Dissertations, Funerals, and the Bedrock of the Gospel

I helped bury a man today. This, of course, is not uncommon for a pastor. One of the distinct honors I have in my role as a pastor is to walk with people in seasons of grief–especially after the loss … Continue reading

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All Things New

              “All Things New” by Red Mountain Music lyrics inspired by “Come, Lord, and Tarry Not” (Horatius Bonar, 1846) Come Lord, and tarry not; Bring the long-looked-for day; O why these years of waiting … Continue reading

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Can’t we all just get along?

D.A. Carson has some helpful ideas on how to manage generational conflict in ministry. He considers two groups: the older generation (40 and above) and the younger generation (under 40) and asks,  “How, ideally, how should both sides act so … Continue reading

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Skeletons at Sunrise (The Old Forest at Yellowstone)

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Sing with gusto — even if you don’t like the song

Many thanks to Greg Gilbert (pastor at Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, KY) for this challenging exhortation regarding our singing on Sunday mornings: I think we ought to encourage every member of our churches to sing every song in … Continue reading

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