Titus 1 & 1 Timothy 3: Six Things the Bible doesn’t say

Here are the two most often quoted passages from the New Testament about the qualifications of a pastor. Titus 1:5-9 [Brackets, mine] The reason I [Paul] left you [Titus] in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint elders [some translations use the word leader] in every town, as…… Continue reading Titus 1 & 1 Timothy 3: Six Things the Bible doesn’t say

The Bible, Made Personal

Perhaps my greatest period of rapid growth in my relationship with Jesus came when I was just 17 years old. Each day I worked verse by verse through the pastoral epistles. I journaled questions like, “What is Paul saying?” “Who was this written to?” and “What is God saying to me through Paul?” One habit…… Continue reading The Bible, Made Personal

Pastors Most Powerful Answer

New pastors quickly learn that ministry life is full of big questions. Questions that make you feel very small and insignificant. Questions that make God feel massively huge and almost out of reach. Questions that are so loaded and full of pain that they prime tears just to get the words out. Questions that have…… Continue reading Pastors Most Powerful Answer