Kolby Kerr

Writer

Kolby Kerr serves as a bi-vocational minister at Restoration Anglican Church and high school English teacher in Richardson, Texas. He has contributed to Anglican Compass and several literary and educational publications. Kolby and his wife, Emily, have two sons, Beckett and Samuel, who generally keep him busy the rest of the time.

The Great Relief of Lent

Posted on March 2, 2020
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Editor’s Note: You can listen to this Ash Wednesday Sermon on Restoration Anglican Church’s podcast. The life of Jesus is marked by healing. We marvel at the messiah as he travels through Galilee and Judea performing miracle after miracle, bringing wholeness and restoration to those who feel broken. Does the solemn reminder of mortality we…

Good Friday: A Collect Reflection

Posted on April 19, 2019
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Good Friday Almighty God, we pray you graciously to behold this your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed, and given into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen….

Week of the Sunday from October 23 to October 29: A Collect Reflection

Posted on October 27, 2018
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Doomsday Politics If your Facebook feed or your mailbox haven’t already clued you in, Election Day is quickly approaching. The midterm elections bring with them a renewed enthusiasm for partisan shoving matches and giddy mudslinging from both sides. What strikes me in the last several turns of this electoral merry-go-round is the increasingly dire tone…

The Formational Power of Digital Habits: Practical Recommendations for Pastors

Posted on October 8, 2018
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This post originally appeared at LeaderWorks. A while ago, I wrote about the ‘Formation Gap in the Information Age.’ I’m troubled by the incredible formational power our technologies exert on us and how slow local churches have been to account for this in their discipleship. If we are not speaking to the digital habits of…

Four Creative Constraints of the Preaching Life

Posted on October 2, 2018
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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…

Ten Novels Every Pastor Should Read

Posted on September 24, 2018
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This post originally appeared at LeaderWorks on April 17, 2018. You are not a robot. When someone asks why they should bother to read novels, that’s my answer. And when I’m asked this question by someone in ministry, I bold and italicize it. Because behind this question is an ugly utilitarianism: What will these books…

Ten Poets Every Pastor Should Read

Posted on September 17, 2018
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From LeaderWorks. Make sure to register for their upcoming webinar on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 10:30 AM CST. I made you a mixtape. Let me explain. “Yeah, I’d like to get into poetry.” When I get to know someone in church ministry and it comes out at some point that I have a background…

Week of the Sunday from July 24 to July 30: A Collect Reflection

Posted on July 28, 2018
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Week of the Sunday from July 24 to July 30 Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and…

Week of the Sunday from June 12 to June 18: A Collect Reflection

Posted on June 14, 2018
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Week of the Sunday from June 12 to June 18 O Lord, from whom all good proceeds: Grant us the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may always think those things that are good, and by your merciful guidance may accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and…