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  Topic: How to Pray
shepherdleader

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PostForum: How to Pray   Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:40 pm   Subject: How to Pray
I don’t consider myself a great model for praying…and I don’t tend to write “How to…” blogs. But here goes.

I’ve settled on a go-to pattern for praying that is absolutely biblical. I ...
  Topic: The myth of intellectual honesty...
shepherdleader

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PostForum: The myth of intellectual honesty and the benefit of personal liturgies   Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:27 pm   Subject: The myth of intellectual honesty...
As you probably know, I’ve had a lot of education. I finished my last degree at age 40, having attended six different post-secondary institutions. I qualify, among other things, as an “academic. ...
  Topic: Hyperbole, Idealism and Strategic Planning
shepherdleader

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PostForum: Hyperbole, Idealism and Strategic Planning   Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:35 pm   Subject: Hyperbole, Idealism and Strategic Planning
When you run into something in Scripture that you know is hyperbole – like “pluck your eye out” – you have some interpretive choices to make. One is to write it off as a figure of speech: “W ...
  Topic: Restless Gratitude
shepherdleader

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PostForum: Restless Gratitude   Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:40 pm   Subject: Restless Gratitude
Prayer is of course more than asking for stuff. It would be a gross distortion of our relationship with God to reduce prayer to petitions. Yet for some reasons we don’t wonder nearly as much about t ...
  Topic: The wise man built...
shepherdleader

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PostForum: The wise man built...   Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:16 pm   Subject: The wise man built...
Having just completed a major building project at the seminary, I am freshly aware of all that went into the construction, most of which is covered up. Visitors in our David M. Rogers Hall of Mission ...
  Topic: Speechless
shepherdleader

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PostForum: Speechless   Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:57 pm   Subject: Speechless
While reading Psalm 145 recently I couldn't help but notice how often the psalmist was talking about talking. The talking is about God's glory and majesty. The typical statements of praise are peppere ...
  Topic: Life after Easter or The God who over-rules
shepherdleader

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PostForum: Life after Easter or the God who over-rules   Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:34 pm   Subject: Life after Easter or The God who over-rules
The cross and resurrection of Christ stand at the center of redemptive history and they are at the crux of God’s work on our behalf. Easter brought us forgiveness of sins and new life in Christ. It ...
  Topic: Succession
shepherdleader

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PostForum: Succession   Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:29 am   Subject: Succession
Succession
It is a nice coincidence that “succession” is built out of the word “success.” I understand that “succeed’ can mean both “follow” and “prosper” – and that the former ...
  Topic: Doves and serpents
shepherdleader

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PostForum: Doves and serpents   Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:17 pm   Subject: Doves and serpents
Jesus came to the world in the most innocent, dependent and vulnerable form imaginable - a baby. He was God Almighty in disguise. A clever disguise. A shrewd rouse. He was coming as a warrior king to ...
  Topic: Sabbath Rest
shepherdleader

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PostForum: Sabbath rest   Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:22 am   Subject: Sabbath Rest
Although the biblical Sabbath is a literal day of the week set aside to cease from work, when we think of Sabbath rest, images of a relaxed Sunday afternoon or a quiet personal retreat may also come t ...
  Topic: Welcome to my world
shepherdleader

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PostForum: Welcome to my world   Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:28 pm   Subject: Welcome to my world
For a number of years my wife and I worked in ministry settings that were explicitly and overtly "Christian." We served in churches and mission organizations that made no apology for bearing ...
  Topic: Redemption and revenge
shepherdleader

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PostForum: Redemption and revenge   Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:05 pm   Subject: Redemption and revenge
Our family has a tradition of going to see a new movie release on Christmas after we’ve admired each thoughtful gift and savored our favorite treats. This year we were anxious to see the new film ve ...
  Topic: "Only our duty"
shepherdleader

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PostForum: Only our duty   Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:41 pm   Subject: "Only our duty"
Only our duty

The major biblical metaphors for leadership assume responsibility “for” and responsibility “to.” Son, steward, servant and shepherd all convey an intermediary role between God ...
  Topic: "Servant Leadership"
shepherdleader

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PostForum: Servant Leadership   Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:43 pm   Subject: "Servant Leadership"
John 13 is undoubtedly the primary passage that comes to mind when Christians hear the term "servant leader." Ironically, the phrase was made famous in the 1970s by a business writer, Robert ...
  Topic: The "simple" gospel
shepherdleader

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PostForum: The "simple" gospel   Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:39 pm   Subject: The "simple" gospel
The Christmas holiday is a catalyst for believers to remember the gospel story, beginning with the details of the nativity. God took on human flesh to become the Savior of the world. The greatest myst ...
 
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