The Rescuing Power of the Gospel

 9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ … Continue reading The Rescuing Power of the Gospel

Podcast Episode – What Keeps Pastors From Quitting?

I had a great time being interviewed by my good friend Mitch Schultz on the Before You Quit podcast. Mitch also interviewed Steve Kerhoulas, who has been a pastor for over 40 years. You can find the episode here. Our topic was “what keeps pastors from quitting?” Last year, a study by the Barna Group found that 38 percent of Protestant pastors gave serious consideration … Continue reading Podcast Episode – What Keeps Pastors From Quitting?

One Key to Ministry Longevity

One of the most influential recent books on pastoral ministry is Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp. Published back in 2012, I have read it multiple times and been impacted by Tripp’s plea for pastoral faithfulness in the midst of a uniquely challenging vocation.  Some time ago, I picked up my copy and something caught my attention on the back. The book was endorsed by five well-known Christian … Continue reading One Key to Ministry Longevity