“RIF”ing on Pastors

In 2009, the School Ministry Department of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod developed a guidance document for implementing a “Reduction In Force”…

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What Is Marriage?

We hear lots of different definitions of marriage in the world around us. Some define marriage as a human contract that surrounds a…

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Mercy & Vocation

I was recently engaged in a conversation concerning vocation, ‘diakonia’ and the mercy work of the church. As the conversation progressed, I was…

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Are We Resolved? Or Not?

During the 2013 National Convention of the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod, the convention passed Resolution 3-10A, “To Appoint a Task Force to…

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Jesus’ Church Doesn’t “Suck.” Period.

An author on another blog wrote, “Your church doesn’t suck because it’s small.” And he’s right!

But, large or small, your church might still suck. Sorry, but it had to be said.

The fact is, if you have built your church; if your church is the product of your own blood, sweat, and tears; if you have poured out your life to make your church what it is; I’m going to go so far as to say, your “church” does suck.

And it sucks, because it’s “yours.”

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