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How does a pastor determine whether he can conduct a wedding?

I am consistently asked about the circumstances surrounding weddings.  What makes it permissible or not to conduct a wedding in ”this or that” situation?  I am very aware that there are strong opinions and lively disagreements about whether an evangelical pastor should marry Christians,

Posted in Weddings

Our Trench Talk Podcast – Episode #1: Funerals

We are excited to announce the launch of our new podcast!  Practical Shepherding Podcast is entitled, “Trench Talk” where we tackle  the issues pastors face and provide practical advice and wisdom for them.  Practical Shepherding exists to serve pastors who

Posted in Funerals, Training for Ministry

What if I preach a bad sermon?

Every preacher has preached a bad sermon.  If you think you haven’t, then you probably have preached a bunch of bad sermons.  It will happen to all of us.  Sometimes it won’t just be bad, but a disaster!  When a

Posted in Preaching

How should a pastor respond to an encouraging word said about his sermon?

“Great job…good sermon…that really spoke to me.”  The list of phrases a pastor may hear as church members exit the church goes on.  Inevitably, whether the sermon was good or not, these quick comments will be spoken to us with

Posted in Preaching, The Pastor's Soul
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