Category: Confessions of a Missionary

  • Why Social-Media is My Social-Life

    Why Social-Media is My Social-Life

    Jared Wilson wrote an excellent article Monday called “how to fall in ministry.” Within it one paragraph hit me hard Almost every one of the pastors I’ve known personally who lost their ministries to moral failings would say later that they had no real friends. Nobody knew them. This has implications for accountability and also […]

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  • The Curse of an Ineffective Ministry

    The Curse of an Ineffective Ministry

    Yesterday afternoon after Bible Club I did something that was to be honest painful but necessary. Instead of doing a Bible reading program, followed by homework help, we played a game together. This was painful because that Bible reading program was something very important to me, and when it began lots of the kids showed […]

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  • Ministry Must Have a Purpose

    Ministry Must Have a Purpose

    For more days than I would like last year my confession went something like this. “Lord forgive me for not accomplishing your plans for me yesterday.” It seemed as if no matter how hard I tried, there was an amazing amount of things that didn’t get accomplished, and should have been My day usually begins […]

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  • The Power of Relationships

    The Power of Relationships

    Yesterday morning I didn’t expect a large crowd at Church because my car was being worked on (will get it back tomorrow) so I was surprised when a family that lived over the hill waked in I was shocked a few minutes later when two children walked in, and apologized for being late! It actually […]

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  • Me and My θυμός Anger

    Ephesians 4:31  Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice While researching for my sermon tomorrow night on putting off anger (from Ephesians 4:25-5:2) the Lord reminded me quiet anger is just as deadly as violent anger. One of the more interesting contrasts […]

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