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REVIEW: “Blessed, Broken, Given,” by Glenn Packiam

How does the Christian table meal shape us as individuals and as the church? Why is bread at the center of Jesus’ meal? What does this have to do with feeding a spiritually and physically hungry world?

Glenn Packiam, associate senior pastor and Anglican Priest serving at New Life Church, Colorado Springs, has written a book with pastorally accessible, theologically […]

By |2019-03-11T20:58:20-05:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism, Sacraments|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Four Creative Constraints of the Preaching Life

This post originally appeared at LeaderWorks on January 23, 2018.

Preaching may be more than art, but it is certainly not less. It is a craft and a skill. An individual may have certain gifts given by God, but those gifts are diminished if not stewarded by effort and practice.

Excellence deceives us. When we see a baseball player effortlessly turn […]

By |2019-01-08T17:29:40-06:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: For Pastors, Leadership, Preaching|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Interview: Matt Canlis of Godspeed

Matt Canlis wasn’t too different from most young ministers at the tail end of seminary. He was full of big ideas for big churches. But unlike most young ministers, he benefited from a mentoring word from Eugene Peterson, who counseled him to put off being swallowed up by the “American Church Machine” and discover a different, older form […]

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