Stewards of the Kingdom

The Lord of the Rings centers on the return of the King of Gondor and his exaltation. Before this time, the rightful king, Aragorn, had been abroad helping the peoples of Middle Earth fight against evil in their quest to destroy the One Ring. Once this was accomplished, the Dark Lord Sauron would be defeated, […]

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Church Leaders as Spiritual Shepherds

The essence of  Christian leadership is shepherding. Shepherding provides the perfect balance of the two irreducible aspects of ministry: serving and leading. Though serving and leading seem paradoxical due to misconceptions about the true nature of leadership, these are the primary themes we see throughout the Word of God. For this reason, it is easy […]

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The Theology of Discipleship

People sometimes think theology is only for pastors and professors, but nothing could be further from the truth. We do “theology” every time we think about God or the things of God. When we think biblically about the Christian life, we are formulating a theology of discipleship. What is Discipleship? Discipleship is being and making […]

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A Theology of Ministry

Ministry The Bible addresses this important theme several dozen times. The Old and New Testaments speak about it at length. Prominent individuals and groups are called ministers throughout Scripture. Clearly, God considers ministry a high priority. So should we. We discover what ministry is by looking to the Word of God, not by defining it […]

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