Category Archives: Church and Kingdom

Prioritizing Family Over Ministry

Modern churchgoers have some messed up priorities. That’s my thesis. Sometimes we have no conscious priorities; sometimes we feel there is no flexibility in priorities where there should be; sometimes we’ve just never considered the fact that our priorities may … Continue reading

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Tax Resources for Ministry

If I were to choose two things about which I wish I would have learned more in seminary, one of them would be taxes (I’ll talk about the other issue another time:). Trying to figure out taxes as a pastor … Continue reading

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Proximity and Sprawl: redux

In his book Church Membership: How the World Knows Who Represents Jesus, Jonathan Leeman describes eight ways Christians ought to submit to their local churches. The second of those is completely in line with the articles I discussed in my … Continue reading

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Raising Children Regarding Church

Related to the ideas in the articles I shared on proximity, sprawl, and permanence (that we ought to give our local church priority in our geographical decisions and commitments), is the idea that we ought to be giving our local … Continue reading

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Proximity, Sprawl, and the Importance of Living Close to Your Community

I’d like to recommend a few blog posts that I think you’ll find both challenging and encouraging. The basic themes summarized: We need to do a better job of proritizing our church community Living near the people we want to … Continue reading

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The Heritage of the Bible Church [part 2]

Over recent years, I have learned that the name of “Bible Church” carries with it a more significant amount of history, and one of far more theological and historical import, than that of which I had previously been aware. The … Continue reading

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