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  Topic: Dealing with damaged goods!
Bill H

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PostForum: Day 37: Authority and Abuse   Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:56 pm   Subject: Dealing with damaged goods!
I have frequently come across people who have not only been disappointed by the church but also damaged by the church. This is a travesty and tragedy. A viable much needed ministry today is for grace- ...
  Topic: Wanted:mentors
Bill H

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PostForum: Day 36: Finding Good Help   Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:52 pm   Subject: Wanted:mentors
We are told shepherding is not learned in a classroom or by poring over how-to manuals or digesting textbooks on the art and /or philosophy of shepherding. We are told,” It’s more caught than taug ...
  Topic: Firts Things First
Bill H

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PostForum: Day 34: Reproduction   Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:51 pm   Subject: Firts Things First
Growth, fruitfulness and multiplication are all kingdom values. The Creator’s call to humanity in the Genesis account was,” Be fruitful and multiply”. Tim Laniak reminds us of two powerful truth ...
  Topic: the power of example
Bill H

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PostForum: Day 30: Righteous Ruts   Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:50 pm   Subject: the power of example
“It is a curious behaviour of sheep that once one picks a trail the rest simply follow the tail in front of them without regard for their destination.” This is a timely reminder of the power of in ...
  Topic: nimble like a ninja?
Bill H

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PostForum: Day 29: Following the Leader   Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:48 pm   Subject: nimble like a ninja?
This reflection challenges me that the LORD Himself exercises flexibility in His shepherd leading. The LORD leads with tenderness, nahal. This brings the flock much needed rest and refreshment. This r ...
  Topic: keep an eye on the dark side
Bill H

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PostForum: Day 26: Guard Yourselves   Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:47 pm   Subject: keep an eye on the dark side
The Scottish pulpit giant, Alexander Whyte, stood at the doorway of the Kirk, greeting parishioners after the worship service had concluded. One of his flock, doubtless touched by his preaching, gushe ...
  Topic: The dog I never had
Bill H

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PostForum: Day 21: Dogs   Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:45 pm   Subject: The dog I never had
When I used to visit my grandparents farm as a boy, I would occasionally take the bus that dropped me off at the top of a road perhaps 2 miles from my destination. From time to time, heading to the fa ...
  Topic: The dog that would not quit
Bill H

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PostForum: Day 21: Dogs   Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:44 pm   Subject: The dog that would not quit
In our old neighbourhood, our neighbour Alex bought himself a dog. Alex would leave for work and his newfound pet would be left in the garage. The whole development knew the hound was there because it ...
  Topic: Fierce and wild!
Bill H

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PostForum: Day 19: The Other Lion   Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:39 pm   Subject: Fierce and wild!
13 THE OTHER LION
The tender Shepherd God of the Scriptures is also a threatening Lion. God is totally other; he is called The Numinous by Rudolf Otto. He is a God of immeasurable power and sizzling ...
  Topic: The invisible predator
Bill H

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PostForum: Day 18: Facing the Lions   Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:38 pm   Subject: The invisible predator
The Arabs have a saying,”The lions den is never without bones.” (p.128) Scripture identifies the predatory nature of the enemy of our souls, Satan.” The thief comes only to steal and kill and de ...
  Topic: Shaped for Destiny!!
Bill H

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PostForum: Day 18: Facing the Lions   Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:36 pm   Subject: Shaped for Destiny!!
The author unpacks the risk attached to shepherding in the ancient lands of the Bible. The flocks and their overseers were prone to attacks from a variety of predators: panthers, hyenas, bears and lio ...
  Topic: Wolf Watch and Wallace
Bill H

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PostForum: Day 17: Recognizing the Wolves   Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:35 pm   Subject: Wolf Watch and Wallace
In the chapter for Day 15 there is a clear reminder that shepherd is not simply a metaphor that undergirds church-based pastoral ministry. Shepherding is a metaphor for every kind of leadership: marke ...
  Topic: A Robust Metaphor
Bill H

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PostForum: Day 15: PROTECTION   Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:33 pm   Subject: A Robust Metaphor
In the chapter for Day 15 there is a clear reminder that shepherd is not simply a metaphor that undergirds church-based pastoral ministry. Shepherding is a metaphor for every kind of leadership: marke ...
  Topic: Protection!
Bill H

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PostForum: Day 15: PROTECTION   Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:31 pm   Subject: Protection!
Intriguing insight on the life of sheep.” Their eyesight is limited to between ten and fifteen yards.” I had understood from my limited knowledge of sheep that they were dumb and vulnerable. I had ...
  Topic: Gran, Granda’ and Ole Tennessee Ernie Ford
Bill H

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PostForum: Day 11: Gathering the Scattered   Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:29 pm   Subject: Gran, Granda’ and Ole Tennessee Ernie Ford
As a small boy visiting my beloved grandparents, I was introduced to their selection of 78-rpm records. Big black rigid records that were carefully placed on a turntable inside an appliance-cum-sidebo ...
 
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