If your pastor preaches expository sermons, walking his congregation through a particular passage of Scripture, he carries a heavy burden when he steps into the pulpit.
That’s the task of preaching. Not building an imposing and impressive wall each and every Sunday, but simply laying one brick at a time and laying it straight and square.
Peterson’s experience of listening sounds remarkably similar to a pastor’s experience of listening. Since regular pastors will find themselves in the listening business, they would do well to learn from someone who gets paid to listen.
The question remains after the service is done and the live stream is over … Did anyone actually worship?
For years I’ve enjoyed Johnson’s broadcasting style on Inside the NBA. Recently I enjoyed his writing when I read Unscripted: The Unpredictable Moments that Make Life Extraordinary.
I’m a regular pastor. My church is located in an average sized town. We are a medium sized church. Here are a few of my thoughts now that we’re several weeks into a “new normal.”
What motivates a regular pastor? What drives him to stand in the pulpit, week after week, proclaiming biblical truth?
Regular pastors are tempted to chase a number of ministry goals. These goals can include platform building, a strong social media presence, denominational recognition, publishing contracts, speaking invitations, and even quasi-celebrity status.
“I think my child is ready to be baptized.” Regular pastors hear these words regularly. Little Johnny has asked a question about heaven, angels, death, or something remotely spiritual, and now Johnny’s parents think he’s ready to be baptized. Setting all skepticism aside, this is an encouraging and exciting development in the life of any child.