School Choice

Do not train children to learn by force or harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each. – Plato

The Storms of Life

“And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. And he saith unto them, Why are …

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Listen… Don’t Assume

Approximately three years ago, I began a Saturday morning Bible study breakfast for some friends with whom I’d been building relationships, hoping to lead them into a relationship with God and/or be an encouragement to their relationship with God.

Leading a Small Church

John Koessler’s take on pastoring smaller congregations. This week’s featured resource, Strengthening Small Churches, includes an interview with John Koessler, who is chair and professor of pastoral studies at Moody Bible Institute. He previously spent nine years pastoring a small church in central Illinois. Below is an excerpt from that interview.

Stay In School

School is very important. Of course, it may seem hard going to school and studying Monday through Friday, but it will pay off when you are older, and you have a good paying job such as a secretary, or you are an executive at Bank of America, or you’re even the president of your own …

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The Problem With Pedestals

It catches me off-guard whenever it happens. And it happens in varying degrees to all pastors’ wives. What is it? I call it the Pedestal Syndrome. It’s the belief by some that the pastor’s wife is, or should be, perfect. They’re shocked to discover that you and the pastor fight … struggle spiritually … can’t …

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Does Your Church Take Care of Its Widows?

“In the course of a single year, 500,000 American wives become widows.  A large percentage of these are members of our churches.  My experience as a pastor leads me to believe that they form one of the most neglected segments of our church life.  Certainly we have a spiritual obligation to them.  But what is …

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Becoming a Bravehearted Woman

The World-Changing Power of Christ-Centered Femininity The stillness of the African night was shattered by a piercing scream. Fair-skinned, red-haired Mary Slessor hurried out of her hut, a concerned look on her face. As she stood listening, she heard the sound of yelling and drumming growing steadily louder in the distance. Mary began walking briskly …

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