Month: December 2009

Review: The Big Picture Story Bible

I have been introduced to the best children’s Bible I’ve ever come across. The Big Picture Story Bible by David Helm with illustrations by Gail Schoonmaker is fantastic. Most children’s bibles are cringeworthy offerings. At best they are a loose

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I had this piece emailed to me today by a member of my leadership team. Bill Wilson posts “7 Things Your Pastor Wishes You Knew, But Is Afraid To Tell You” It’s not their fault, but your minister didn’t learn

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Consecrated, Lord, to Thee

An interesting piece on “When depression leads pastors to suicide” at The Christian Century (H/T TitusOneNine): Being a pastor—a high-profile, high-stress job with nearly impossible expectations for success—can send one down the road to depression, according to pastoral counselors… When

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Review: Montgomery of Tasmania

I have just finished an excellent book. Robert Withycombe’s biography of Henry Montgomery, father of the famous WWII “Montgomery of Alamein” but here Montgomery of Tasmania – the fourth Bishop of Tasmania 1899-1901. The episcopacy of Montgomery has become a

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Forever Young

I know very little of this situation but I was moved close to tears when I read of the suicide of Acts 29 network church planter Thomas Young of The Sanctuary Fellowship in Texas. Wisely, some factual information has been

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