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Restarting onsite worship during COVID-19

We titled this resource, “A Pastor’s View” with the understanding that local church pastors are key to Christ’s kingdom mission. Pastors are “front-liners” and “first responders” in their own right. The work of pastors is unique. We serve as priests and prophets (Ephesians 4:11-12). Our work is multifaceted and at times confusing. A younger pastor […]

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Is online church really church? New pivots for COVID-19

The newest buzz word in church leadership is “pivot.” In a recent Dallas Morning News article concerning the collective attempts to slow the Covid-19 virus, Dr. Philip Huang, Dallas County Health Director, said, “This is what we’re all trying to address and keep death down as much as we can.” Keeping “death down” is a profound goal in […]

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The spiritual opportunities of an Easter like no other

This is an unusual Easter, to say the least. The only one perhaps stranger than this one was the first one! From a distance of two thousand years, we try to imagine ourselves in the events of this week: Cheering Jesus as he came into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Watching him engage with both those […]

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The vision of A Pastor’s View

Dr. Denison and I are collaborating for this clear purpose: to edify pastors and church leaders so they can serve the church and world well.  Edify means to “build up, to make stronger, or healthier.” When I started out in ministry, my pastor and mentor, the late Paul Powell, once told me, “Church ministry is a […]