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Jul
24

How to Hire Leaders

Labor Market Shows Improvement In June Reports

Tim served as Lead Pastor for a large and growing church when he contacted me for coaching.  By all measures of success, he was doing well as a pastor:  the church was flourishing under his leadership, his staff members were thriving, his family was healthy, and his own soul was growing.  So I wondered what…
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Jul
23

The (Legalistic?) Gospel According to Peter

Judges Gavel

Was Peter a legalist? That nagging question just wouldn’t leave me alone as I read through 1 Peter 1 a while back. Few New Testament authors emphasize holiness, purity, and obedience more than Peter. According to him, we have been elected for “obedience to Jesus Christ,” prepared for righteous living so that we can be “obedient…
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Jul
21

This Week on Trans·formed (7/21)

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Featured Articles on Trans·formed This Week Without an Invitation, It’s Just a Story. I love it when people share the gospel story. Hearing them trace the grand narrative from creation, through the fall, into God’s faithful presence with his people Israel, all the way to the coming of Messiah and his life, death, resurrection, and…
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Jul
20

On Propriety

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This past weekend our congregation had the privilege of listening to some world class music. A guest musician, known for his mastery in music, accepted our invitation to come, and what we heard from the keyboards of both piano and organ was absolutely stunning. But I noticed something, something that I am observing more and…
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Jul
18

What Took Me By Surprise

Vintage image of a suffering religious woman statue

“What took me by surprise was the power, the all-consuming grip, the sudden shock of an emotion rolling over me, literally rendering me unable to function for a moment or sometimes longer.” “Imagine a single event dramatically changing your calendar, your checkbook, your friendship network, the contents of your refrigerator, the temperature you set your…
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