How Long Should You Stay at Your Church?

Paul Lamey | October 8, 2015

With sweat pouring down my cheek, my father said to me: “Put your head down; focus on the path before you. Don’t look to the right or the left. Take your time. Don’t finish quick but finish well.” This is how my dad taught me to mow the lawn. His advice is also relevant to […]

Feeding through Reading

Paul Lamey | June 8, 2015

“Until I come, give attention to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation and teaching” (1 Tim 4:13). Augustine said that when we listen to the reading of Scripture, it is as if the Lord is present among us. For all the talk of “incarnational” ministry today, there is no higher privilege than to hear […]

The Pastor’s ‘Typical’ Week

Paul Lamey | May 13, 2015

With a stethoscope over his heart, he heard the doctor inquire, “What’s a typical week for a pastor?” He didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. “You see Doc, ‘typical’ doesn’t exist for the pastor. It’s a myth, a dream, and a mirage in the desert of my so-called busyness.” His rant was not finished, […]

Helping Difficult Sheep

Paul Lamey | April 15, 2015

Let’s face it; some people are difficult. For a variety of reasons, life is hard for many Christians, and some of them seek to make life equally hard for their pastors. Even in a healthy church there will be some sheep who simply struggle in their relationships with each other. To quote one seasoned shepherd: […]

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