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What aspects of a pastor’s weekly routine should remain consistent?

I am not sure what a “normal” week looks like for a pastor.  We are often pulled in the direction of the greatest needs of the moment and regularly deviate from the original plan.  There are, however, some aspects of my week of

Posted in The Pastor's Soul, Training for Ministry

Why should a pastor use all his vacation time each year?

You may begin reading this post with the idea that I will suggest how many weeks of vacation you should be given by your church, or how much you should advocate to give your pastor.  Instead, I intend to answer this

Posted in Home and Family, The Pastor's Soul

Should a pastor use and iPad, iPhone, or printed copy of the Bible to minister Scripture to people?

It is safe to say the Reformers never had to tackle this question.  However, it is certainly one we face now and has important implications to the fruitfulness of a pastor’s ministry today.  As this question has forced its way

Posted in Caring for Widows, Oversight of Souls, The Pastor's Soul

How should a pastor process criticism?

A helpful way to understand some of the pressures of pastoral ministry is the term “mudslinging.”  This is referring to what can be a consistent flow of harsh words, corrections, and criticisms towards the pastor and his decisions.  When there

Posted in The Pastor's Soul
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