The God I Know

“Angela? Would you join me here please?” For some reason the pastor was motioning me to come forward from the back row of the crowded Sunday service at church. I was holding my husband’s Holy Communion because he hadn’t returned to his seat from ushering, so I had no choice but to bring it with …

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Being a Pastor and Speaking Out In Today’s Culture

A pastor I know recently told me that he was criticized for being “too political.” He has heard such an indictment throughout his ministry, he said. Today he leads a major ministry in the U.S. battling daily for the rights of pastors to speak so that believers can speak. His prophetic word upsets the establishment. …

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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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How Preaching Affects Everything

by Brian Biedebach Is Preaching Everything? I recently had a conversation with a pastor who was developing some training material for pastors in Africa. He had asked me to review the material, and when I asked him why there was such a low emphasis on preaching, he said to me, “I don’t buy into this …

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