From Pastor’s Kid to Pastor with Kids

This is an unedited and anonymous guest post. Views expressed in this article are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect those of this blog. Firstly, I just want to say from the outset, I love my dad. We’ve had our difficulties in our relationship, but by God’s grace and our mutual love for theContinue reading “From Pastor’s Kid to Pastor with Kids”

Pastors, platforms and pedestals

Pastors can be loved by their congregations. That is a good thing. It’s good for faithful ministry to be appreciated and celebrated. The Church is full of many gifted pastors who preach faithfully and point people to Jesus. But there are also dangers. For example, one danger is that pastors are put on a pedestalContinue reading “Pastors, platforms and pedestals”

Go Outside Your ‘tribe’

I’m not a fan of labels. But that’s probably a whole different blog post in itself. Labels don’t often fit. They can cause misunderstanding where it doesn’t exists. But labels also create the potential danger that we only gather around likeminded people and create a hive mind, in the negative sense. This is usually calledContinue reading “Go Outside Your ‘tribe’”

Charisma does not equal Christlikeness

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about pastors and church leadership. I’ve spent time particularly focusing on what qualities churches should be looking for in a pastor. In the midst of this, I read an article (which to my knowledge has since been removed) arguing that pastors were leaving pastoral ministry because they weren’t qualified.Continue reading “Charisma does not equal Christlikeness”

Can’t Contribute Anything Worthwhile? Let women speak (Part Four)

As a complementarian, I believe that men and women have been created equally but have been given different roles in the church and in the home. Therefore, as a complementarian who takes the Bible seriously I want to honour what it teaches. This series started in 2019 with this post, it was a result of meContinue reading “Can’t Contribute Anything Worthwhile? Let women speak (Part Four)”

Let women speak (Part Three)… They’ve been taught to be silent

As a complementarian, I believe that men and women have been created equally but have been given different roles in the church and in the home. Therefore, as a complementarian who takes the Bible seriously I want to honour what it teaches. This series started in 2019 with this post, it was a result ofContinue reading “Let women speak (Part Three)… They’ve been taught to be silent”

Guest Post: Encouraging female evangelists

This is a guest post by Nay Dawson. Views expressed in this article are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect those of this blog. In the ‘Passion for Evangelism’ (PfE) termly book club, we have been reading and discussing Aimee Byrd’s excellent book Why Can’t We Be Friends? Aimee reminds us that the wayContinue reading “Guest Post: Encouraging female evangelists”

Let women speak (Part Two)

This week I reposted a blog post that I wrote in 2019 about the importance of letting women have a voice in churches. The article got more attention than expected and I was reminded that in the article I hinted at further articles on the topic. I said this… “There are so many gifted womenContinue reading “Let women speak (Part Two)”

Holistic care

As some of you may know, I’m in the process of writing my final year dissertation for seminary. It’s a 10,000 word document that focuses specifically on how to care for the depressed in the context of a local church. This is a topic that has been close to my heart for many years probablyContinue reading “Holistic care”