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SBTS releases new guide book on Church Revitalization

Some of you may have already heard of the new role at SBTS I have assumed.  In addition to my responsibilities at my local church and with Practical Shepherding, I have decided to accept a third hat to wear.  I

Posted in Oversight of Souls, The Pastor's Soul, Training for Ministry

How do you care for a widow in a nursing home?

A nursing home can be viewed as this middle category between hospital and home and can serve a widow in a couple of different scenarios. It can be that place where they go to die. Alternatively, though weakness or sickness

Posted in Caring for Widows, Oversight of Souls

How does a pastor minister to victims of sin?

Answer: Often it is out of our own suffering. This is commonly how God works in our lives by his grace and pastors are no different.  This is true for my friend and pastor, James Carroll.  James grew up a pastor’s kid

Posted in Oversight of Souls, The Pastor's Soul

What are some practical tips when considering a fast?

Fasting, when combined with the practice of prayer, is a powerful tool God uses to increase our desire for him and to focus our prayers for greater effectiveness.  A basic definition of fasting is… “the withholding of food for a

Posted in Discipleship, Oversight of Souls
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