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Eternal Communion

Adam Loretto Why does it matter if we attend church? According to Adam Loretto, the answer may not be quite what you think.
September 19, 2023
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Reminiscences of Tim Keller

P. C. Kemeny Tim Keller made the gospel real for millions while modeling an unpretentiousness that endeared him to those who knew him.
June 14, 2023
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Pastoring Small Towns: A Review

Charlie Cotherman A new book on small-town ministry highlights the paradox and promise of pastoring in smaller contexts.
May 24, 2023
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Recognizing Rural Ministry: A Review

Charlie Cotherman How can rural churches better meet the needs of their local communities? Pastor Carl P. Greene's answer might surprise you.
April 11, 2023
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Revival and the Local Church

Adam Loretto How can local churches build on the momentum of student revivals at places like Asbury? The answer may be simpler than you expect.
February 28, 2023
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Real vs. Virtual: Reflections on the Work of Pastoring

Joe Olkowski Pastoral burnout poses a real threat to most pastors. How can we reshape our weekly priorities to avoid it?
February 22, 2023
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Framing Rural Ministry: New Photo and Video Projects Showcase Local Pastors, People & Places

Charlie Cotherman New photo and video projects help us share the stories of pastors and congregations in our region in new ways.
September 17, 2022
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Faithfulness and Place: Four Videos about Small Places and Those Who Call Them Home

Charlie Cotherman What does faithfulness look like in a place many have neglected or exploited? Four recent videos showcase people who are living the answer.
May 4, 2022
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The Local Ministerium–Meeting Needs or Just Another Meeting?

Charlie Cotherman When pastors make building relationships with other pastors a priority, their efforts benefit the entire community.
April 8, 2022
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Ordinary Time: Reflections on Life and Ministry within the Limitations of Time

Charlie Cotherman Cultivating an understanding of time rooted in Scripture and the history of the church can help us flourish even in life's ordinary moments.
February 23, 2022