Category Archives: Pastoral Care

Daily Devotionals

With the New Year around the corner, and Advent upon us, we pastors begin to field more questions about good devotional material. Since the answers don’t change very often I thought I would put my thoughts down here and point … Continue reading

Posted in Biography, Book Recommendations, Catechizing, Christian Living, Church History, Devotional, John Calvin, Pastoral Care, Prayer

Shepherds or CEOs?

The comparison is not new. Nor is the point one which has only recently been made by many within the church and especially among pastors. Even on this blog I have made it clear in posts past that I am … Continue reading

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The Pure Delight in Obedience

In reading Geerhardus Vos this morning (Biblical Theology, pg 32), I came across this little gem: To do the good and reject the evil from a reasoned insight into their respective natures is a noble thing, but it is a … Continue reading

Posted in Book Recommendations, Christian Living, Pastoral Care

A Theology of Suffering

I’m beginning to appreciate in my ministry the importance of not only having a sound theology of suffering, but of the importance of teaching this to your people as well. Scripture speaks loudly and often on the subject, but it … Continue reading

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Christ is Risen! He is Risen, Indeed!

If any person is devout and loves God, let him come to this radiant triumphant feast. If any person is a wise follower, let him enter into the joy of his Lord, rejoicing. If any have fasted long, let him … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Liturgy and Worship, Pastoral Care, Resurrection | 2 Comments