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God Help Us – Power & Spiritual Authority


As I get to walk alongside folks in a congregational setting, that God is doing this miraculous, beautiful thing – new life that is happening – that has nothing to do with me. In episode 13, Ryan Mather and I discussed the harmful beliefs we all hold. In many ways, this episode is a follow-up […]

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Having Power…is a Good Thing


In his book, In the Name of Jesus, Henri Nouwen applies the three temptations of Jesus to challenges in pastoral leadership. In Matthew chapter 4, following his baptism, Jesus fasts 40 days in the desert and then is tested by the devil. He’s told to turn stones to bread, to throw himself off the temple, and to fall down […]

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