Doug believes that his training at Western Seminary in the Doctor of Intercultural Studies program will continue to pay dividends as he and Jan move from a ministry to tribal people in Papua New Guinea to tribal people in the States.
Our aim with Humble Beast is excellence with a posture of humility. We want to humbly present the gospel and make Jesus known, and in a way that doesn’t put so much of an emphasis on hip-hop that all else is secondary, yet at the same time competing in the marketplace, that when people listen they will digest it. Because if it’s not quality music, no one is going to listen to it anyway.
The solution isn’t to build a better search committee, but for pastors to understand that their leadership is vitally important at that vulnerable point in the life of a church. There is a need for education and vision casting and equipping and grace and patience to be shown by the outgoing pastor so that the incoming pastor has a chance to succeed.
Saturate: Being Disciples of Jesus in the Everyday Stuff of Life Jeff Vanderstelt Crossway, 256 pages April 30, 2015 Transformed recently interviewed Western student Jeff Vanderstelt about his new book, Saturate: Being Disciples of Jesus in the Everyday Stuff of Life. In Saturate, Jeff discusses the importance of living life with the perspective that every […]
I was fascinated this year by the book, Why Don’t Students Like School?, by Daniel Willingham, a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia. His research has focused on the brain basis of learning and memory and the application of cognitive psychology to K-16 education. One of the concepts from this book that has […]