Cool Pastors or Spiritual Fathers

Back in 2011 Father Kevin Miller wrote an article in Christianity Today titled From Relevant Dude to Spiritual Father. In it he talks about what different generations within his church want from him. He asserts that many older folks in his congregation want him to be relevant, competent, and efficient....

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A Startling Revelation…

November 26, 2018 I had been in ministry for about 18 months when I came to a startling revelation—I didn’t know what I was doing. Looking back, I can’t believe it took me that long to realize my ineptitude. But as startled as I was about this revelation, my shock...

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You Never Know Who Is Watching

November 12, 2018 Last week I was looking through some older blog posts I’d written while working for Our Daily Bread Ministries and I stumbled across this one. It’s dated 2/22/2012. It brought a smile to my face. I hope it blesses you as well. A couple of months ago...

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Tell Them Your Story

November 5, 2018 As a minister, one of my jobs is to walk along-side families as they take the painful journey of saying goodbye to their loved ones. That’s what I was doing in Big Stone Gap, VA on April 12, 2013: helping four children, 11 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren...

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What Do You Hope For? – Lent Day 40

Friday, March 30 What Do You Hope For? Mark Pietscher Day 40—Read Luke 24   Early that first Easter Sunday morning, when the women took spices to the tomb they were prepared to find a corpse, but what did they hope for? The disciples did not believe the women’s story, but...

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Thursday, March 29 Don’t Just Sit There Chad Vitarelli Day 39—Read Mark 16 My reaction time often leaves something to be desired. For example, when Ben was a baby we lived in Southern New Jersey. Hayley’s mom would travel from Grand Rapids to come and help care for her  grandson....

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Preparing for Easter Celebration!

Seder Meal – Thursday March 29th 7:00 pm at Bella Vista Church We will have the opportunity to walk through a modern view of the Passover meal that Jesus celebrated with His disciples.  Complete with a seat at the table, matzo bread, hand washing, and guided by a Jewish Believer.  Join us...

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