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Contrarian’s Guide #5

con-trar-i-an (noun): a person who opposes or rejects popular opinion; a person who goes against current practices. Not too long ago, while I was reflecting on ministry and my years of being a pastor, I had the following thought: What … Continue reading

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Contrarian’s Guide #4

con-trar-i-an (noun): a person who opposes or rejects popular opinion; a person who goes against current practices. Not too long ago, while I was reflecting on ministry and my years of being a pastor, I had the following thought: What … Continue reading

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Contrarian’s Guide #3

con-trar-i-an (noun): a person who opposes or rejects popular opinion; a person who goes against current practices. Not too long ago, while I was reflecting on ministry and my years of being a pastor, I had the following thought: What … Continue reading

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Contrarian’s Guide #2

con-trar-i-an (noun): a person who opposes or rejects popular opinion; a person who goes against current practices. Not to long ago, while I was reflecting on my ministry and my years of being pastor, I had the following thought: What … Continue reading

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Contrarian’s Guide #1

con-trar-i-an (noun): a person who opposes or rejects popular opinion; a person who goes against current practices. Next August, 2019, I will celebrate (or lament) 30 years in pastoral ministry. That’s a long time! I don’t feel like I am … Continue reading

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Dark Times

We are in a very dark time in our history as a country. I was a baby at the end of the Civil Rights movement. Thus, I did not experience the difficulty of that day. What I know of then, … Continue reading

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Allegiance to Christ, Citizenship in Heaven

Much to the dismay, and disappointment, of some of my friends and family, I screamed during the 2016 primaries and election that if the evangelical church backed, supported, and voted for Donald Trump, we would lose our moral authority to … Continue reading

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