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Speaking the Truth in Love

A couple weeks ago, Thom Rainer blogged Eight Areas Where Many Ministers are Unprepared for Ministry and I made a note to myself to go deeper into the topic. This past Friday, he did a podcast on the same topic. Apparently, many pastors felt hurt and accused Dr. Rainer of piling on the guilt. His […]

Culture? You Mean Missionaries Have Culture?

I am reading a great book, Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry by Paul David Tripp. One of the big points he makes is that the pastoral culture has become toxic. I see a ton of parallels in our missionary community.   Culture: Who ever thought that we missionaries had a culture, […]

Who Stole My Pedestal? A Case of Missing Identity

For twenty something years my wife and I have served in active missionary ministry. Often we felt embarrassed by the special treatment given to us by church members. In most cases we would be singled out and escorted to front row or special seating areas. ¬†Usually for a meal or reception in connection with the […]

Wives Speak Up–He’s NOT Hearing You!

I don’t get many requests to coach career transitioning husbands and their wives together. Hmmm! Maybe I should start making that a requirement? An excellent blog post by Pastor Ron Edmondson got me thinking about the way we men tend to become so focused on our job change that we don’t always hear what our […]

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