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  • Connecting Sunday to Monday
    There’s an old saying about pastors: ‘Invisible six days a week and incomprehensible the seventh.’ While I don’t care much for the incomprehensible bit, a degree of invisibility is part of our lot. To many people in our congregations, and even more outside of them, the work of the pastor is a mystery. I’m often […]
  • Some Curly Flat wisdom for today
    Michael Leunig, The Curly Pyjama Letters, Ringwood: Viking (Penguin), 2001.
  • Measuring success
    How does a pastor measure her success? How does a church leader rate his impact week by week? As ignoble as they sound, questions like these are with us all the time. In rare moments of honesty, I hear them in the confession of colleagues struggling with their adequacy. I hear them, too, hidden in […]
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