Category: Fellowship of Presbyterians

10 Evangelical Distinctives

10 Evangelical Distinctives

Read this in 3 mins I recently wrote a post asking whether–and if so, how–the Presbyterian Church (USA) is evangelical. This generated some interesting conversations about what the word evangelical really means. In light of these conversations, I thought it worth exploring the variety of perspectives on the evangelical movement.

Are there really two marriages? (Part Two)

Are there really two marriages? (Part Two)

Read this in 3 mins In his brief anthology of blog posts entitled, There are Two Marriages: A Manifesto on Marriage (2011), Tony Jones argues that the church ought to seek the strict separation of what he calls “legal marriage” and “sacramental marriage.” A result of this change would be the removal of much of the church’s resistance to same sex marriage.

Are there really two marriages?

Are there really two marriages?

Read this in 3 mins In his brief anthology of blog posts entitled, There are Two Marriages: A Manifesto on Marriage (2011), Tony Jones argues that the church ought to seek the strict separation of what he calls “legal marriage” and “sacramental marriage.” A result of this change would be the removal of much of the church’s resistance to same sex marriage.

The dangerous work of ministry

The dangerous work of ministry

Read this in 2 mins The way I was going about doing the work of God was destroying the work of God in me.  -Anonymous Pastor I love pastors. Really. Yes, I know that in our current moment it is more hip to be cynical of religious institutions and to reject the notion of religious authority. I get it. And …

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How to train key leaders as disciples and leaders

How to train key leaders as disciples and leaders

Read this in 2 mins Last week I joined staff and area directors from sixteen campuses, along with our executive coaches, for training in ministry building. It was the best training of my ministry career. One of the things that made it powerful was the synergy that emerged from sharing the experience with one of my direct reports and our …

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