48: Measuring the Metrics for Success (with Shawn Manley) Part 2

10 Nov

What standard do you use to measure success? In our money- and achievement-driven Western world, where success is measured in very quantifiable ways by our current society, this becomes a very important issue. You could, for example, be considered a … Read More »

Show 34: MindShift: The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team: Establishing a Healthy Leadership Culture (Part 1)

4 Aug

“Everything rises and falls on leadership” (John Maxwell). Exactly how important is the culture of an organization? What role does leadership play in shaping and building the culture? How does culture fit into mission, vision and values? If you’re involved … Read More »

Show 28: British Accents (Mike Nimz) “Live Simply, That Others May Simply Live” (Part 1)

23 Jun

What exactly is an Anabaptist, or a Mennonite? What’s the relationship between those two traditions? Do you have to become an Amish person in order to join such a church? Mike Nimz and his wife Cheryl are part of the … Read More »

Time to Move on, Pastor John

24 May

Church Meeting Minutes Thank you all for coming along to our latest church family meeting. We know it’s been all too long since our last meeting, and we sincerely apologize for that, but as many of you know we’ve been … Read More »

Show 22: British Accents (Gary Hayes) “Having a Theoclasm?” Part 1

12 May

“I’d rather that an unsafe building be torn down, and rebuilt, than carry on living in it–just because I don’t want change.” Wise words from Gary Hayes, this week’s “British Accents” episode on The Preacher’s Forum podcast! What’s a “theoclasm”? … Read More »

Show 14: Rock n’ Roll Soul: Reflections on Christianity, Ministry, and Theology (Part 9)

21 Mar

If you’ve been listening to my series of podcasts I’m calling “Rock n’ Roll Soul,” then you’ll be up to speed with what I’m doing. Essentially, it’s my opportunity to share my story with you, and tell about a lot … Read More »

Show 13: Rock n’ Roll Soul: Reflections on Christianity, Ministry, and Theology (Part 8)

17 Mar

Part 8 of my “Rock n’ Roll Soul” podcast series is my story of when I hit rock bottom in church ministry. In my discouragement and frustration, I begin to see a way out, but would I be able to … Read More »

Biblical Literacy and Preaching (Part 3)

9 Mar

Introduction As I’ve been saying in the two previous posts on this subject, there is a pervasive argument currently ongoing. Both those in positions of church leadership (as well as denominations), and professional academics alike, not only create, but also perpetuate … Read More »