Monthly Archives: October 2015

Shifting the Focus

Dr. Riley, Dr. Major and Ms. Thomas said “We would like to hire you but you have to teach a class or two of speech.” “I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor even now that you have … Continue reading

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In the Company of a Visionary…

Some people feel they have dreams from God. Don’t count me in that number. I say to them, maybe that is true.  Dr. Willard points to numerous passages in the Bible where God communicates through dreams. My wife has dreams. … Continue reading

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My Angel?

  Dr. Willard believes in Angels. I don’t know what to think. I don’t know that I have ever encountered one. I have heard people testify that they have. Of course the Bible has numerous examples of what he calls … Continue reading

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God, Acting and Speaking

Dr. Willard writes of six ways that God addresses people. The first is God performs some action and people hear His voice. Today people have doubts about this I think. In the Old Testament there are numerous examples of this … Continue reading

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The Tougest Question the Christian Has to Face…

Here it is. You call yourself Christian and that is wonderful but are you seeking to live a life within God’s will? Yes I am. That is the best answer But what does that mean? Maybe after we discuss the … Continue reading

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The Still Small Voice

The still small voice… We hear those words used in Christian circles but why does Dr. Willard discuss that? The voice or vision that God uses to communicate with us has a “vastly greater role than anything else.” This still … Continue reading

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The Perfect Balance

Have you ever known a member of a cult? I have not known a member of a cult but I have a friend who has a child who belongs to a group of “Christians” whose leaders have declared a no … Continue reading

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A Layman’s Comments on Pastoral Leadership Style

Disclaimer—a statement that disavows expertise. Commonly used in conversation to communicate the lack of knowledge that one has before one makes a knowledgeable statement. Here it comes. “I am not an expert on pastoral leadership” Also, I belong to a … Continue reading

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A Special Relationship: Pastor and Flock

I have seen it all three of these ways and whichever way it goes, it is not good. The pastor who wants supreme authority over the church he pastors. The flock who wants to control the pastor. The flock that … Continue reading

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The Joy of the Teacher

In today’s post, I am going to comment on the joy with which I am most familiar, the joy of the teacher. Dr. Willard writes on the role of the pastor in today’s church. One of the roles of today’s … Continue reading

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