Incarnational ministry at the border

My wife and I have spent the week on the border of Texas and Mexico. The number one lesson I’ve learned when it comes to opinions about immigration: we all have opinions about immigration. Also, most opinions that get shared from either viewpoint (“pro” immigrant or “anti” immigrant) in a wider audience come from people not here. The immigration issue is complicated and we don’t like that dissonance.

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The call to pastor

In my lifetime as a minister we’ve moved from talking about “pastors” to focusing almost exclusively on “leadership.”

I read passages like 1 Peter 5:1-5 and read articles like this one from Dennis Edwards, and my heart is stirred once again for a call to pastor. We need the shepherds once again.