But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018 22:48

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How Your Church Can Respond to the Loneliness Epidemic “Western community is in sharp decline, and radical individualism has become the functional status for even the most devoted churchgoers. This radical individualism has engendered unprecedented social isolation and yielded a depth of...

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I want to highly recommend Brian Croft and Jim Savastio’s new book, The Pastor’s Soul: The Call and Care of an Undershepherd. Here’s the foreword that I wrote for the book.

“The minister’s soul is the soul of his ministry.” I can’t remember where I first...

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Monday, 13 August 2018 15:00

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One Simple Key to Thriving with Mental Illness“I realized that my problem was simple. I’m still human and I still need human things. That is how God designed us all. Regardless of our mental illness, we still need to be in community. We still need to be known. We need...

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Sunday, 12 August 2018 16:00

Six Steps out of Disappointment

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Your girlfriend drops you. Your family is at war. Your spouse commits adultery. Your best friend betrays you. Your fiancé breaks your engagement. The coach cuts you. A faction in the congregation wants your ministry to end. You suffer agonizing injustice. The church rejected you. Your wife...

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Sunday, 12 August 2018 15:00

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Well, I’m back! Apart from the Exploring the BiblevideosI’ve posted virtually nothing on the blog for the past six months or so. I’ve really missed providing this service, but I was working on a large research project that I’d never have finished unless I had...

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Friday, 10 August 2018 22:38

Expedition 26: A Temple and a River

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With apologies for the delay, here’s the video for Expedition 26 in Exploring the Bible. If you want to bookmark a page where all the videos are posted, you can find them on my blog, on YouTube, or the Facebook page for Exploring the Bible.

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018 01:55

Expedition 25: A Strange Place

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Here’s the video for Expedition 25 in Exploring the Bible. If you want to bookmark a page where all the videos are posted, you can find them on my blog, on YouTube, or the Facebook page for Exploring the Bible.

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Sunday, 08 July 2018 01:45

Expedition 24: The Growing Excitement

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Here’s the video for Expedition 24 in Exploring the Bible. If you want to bookmark a page where all the videos are posted, you can find them on my blog, on YouTube, or the Facebook page for Exploring the Bible.

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Saturday, 30 June 2018 07:06

Expedition 23: Looking into the Distance

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Here’s the video for Expedition 23 in Exploring the Bible. If you want to bookmark a page where all the videos are posted, you can find them on my blog, on YouTube, or the Facebook page for Exploring the Bible.

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Saturday, 23 June 2018 22:05

Expedition 22: Love Songs

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Here’s the video for Expedition 22 in Exploring the Bible. If you want to bookmark a page where all the videos are posted, you can find them on my blog, on YouTube, or the Facebook page for Exploring the Bible.

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Saturday, 09 June 2018 10:42

Expedition 21: A Dangerous Detour

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Here’s the video for Expedition 21 in Exploring the Bible. If you want to bookmark a page where all the videos are posted, you can find them on my blog, on YouTube, or the Facebook page for Exploring the Bible.

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Saturday, 02 June 2018 11:59

Expedition 20: The Choice

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Here’s the video for Expedition 20 in Exploring the Bible. If you want to bookmark a page where all the videos are posted, you can find them on my blog, on YouTube, or the Facebook page for Exploring the Bible.

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Monday, 21 May 2018 15:00

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Twelve Tips for Parenting in the Digital Age “The greatest need of our teens today is not new restrictions and new dumb phones and contracts and limits. Their greatest need is a community of faith where they can thrive in Christ, serve, and be served. They need to find a necessary place...

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Over the years, I’ve been collecting principles or maxims from the biographies of pastors, missionaries, and other Christian leaders. Some students have also contributed to my collection via various assignments and internships. Here are a few of the lessons we’ve gathered about the role...

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Sunday, 13 May 2018 15:00

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When Do You Stop Counseling? “As a pastor or counselor, how do you know when to stop counseling? As you try to decide whether or not to end counseling, you will probably be aware, with some uneasiness, that not every problem has been solved. You will sense the need for more growth or the...

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Saturday, 12 May 2018 10:23

Exploring the Bible: Expeditions 18 19

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Sorry for not posting a video last week. I’ve posted two this week to catch up. If you want to bookmark a page where all the videos are posted, you can find them on my blog, on YouTube, or the Facebook page for Exploring the Bible.

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Wednesday, 09 May 2018 15:00

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Sorry things have been a bit slow on the blog the past few months. I’ve been working on a project that’s demanded almost all my time and energy. But I’m beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel and hope to return to more regular blogging soon. Thanks for your patience.

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Sunday, 06 May 2018 15:00

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As another semester draws to a close, Seminary faculty, staff, and students, and also churches, have a bit more time to think about how best to deliver theological education and prepare students for the ministry. Here’s a collection of articles I’ve gathered over the past year that can...

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Wednesday, 02 May 2018 16:00

Failure and Disappointment in Scripture

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f we organized a conference on “Failure and Disappointment,” do you think anyone would come? If you wrote a book on that subject, do you think anyone would buy it? Failure and disappointment are not popular topics. They don’t sell tickets or books. They don’t generate...

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Wednesday, 02 May 2018 15:00

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Why is silence good and necessary for a pastor’s soul? “I’ve spent most of my adult life hating silence—and didn’t know it. It was a major blind spot. I always dismissed my desire to be with people and avoid being alone as being an extrovert and loving people. I...

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Monday, 30 April 2018 15:00

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Leaders, Talk About Power to Protect the Vulnerable This is such an important article.

Go to Sleep…God Is Awake “No one really knows why, but sleep is critical to the proper functioning of our bodies and minds. Studies show that sleep deficits slow our thinking, compromise memory,...

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Saturday, 28 April 2018 22:46

Expedition 17: Songs about the Coming King

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Here’s the video to show your kids at the end of Expedition 17 of Exploring the BibleIf you want to bookmark a page where all the videos will eventually appear, you can find them on my blog, on YouTube, or the Facebook page for Exploring the Bible...

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Tuesday, 24 April 2018 21:09

You Know I Love You (Video)

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Among many memorable moments on my recent trip to Israel, the one that touched me most deeply was visiting the shore where Jesus met the disciples after his resurrection and graciously restored Peter by asking him, “Peter do you love me?” I couldn’t help but hear the same question...

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Sunday, 22 April 2018 15:00

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The Moral of Moral Failings of Christian Leaders Ed Stetzer addresses the rash of fallen pastors and urges change. Along similar lines here are 3 Spiritual Vitality Warning Signs for Pastors, which includes five practical questions to help keep your personal spiritual vitality alive and...

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