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The Best Love Letter

The year after the Iron Curtain fell I visited Moscow, Russia, to teach a classroom filled with eager ministerial students. I appreciated the opportunity to invest in their young lives but really missed my wife.

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Radical Forgiveness

Forgiveness. Reconciliation. Redemption.

These can all be outcomes of sanctification. For two men in an African refugee camp, these radical concepts are rewriting a broken story of nearly half a century of revenge and conflict.

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When God Gives Us a Promise . . .

“Sing, barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband,” says the Lord.

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Ten Questions: Rev. Bill Sawyer

In 2016, Rev. Bill Sawyer was selected as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the Global Ministry Center, Church of the Nazarene (Lenexa, Kansas). Bill has an extensive background both as a pastor and as an executive in the corporate world.

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Pastors in the Marketplace

"Don’t you know that those who serve in the temple get their food from the temple, and that those who serve at the altar share in what is offered on the altar? In the same way, the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should receive

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Ministry with a Cup of Coffee

I found myself somewhat frustrated in accepting yet another position as a barista.

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Book Review: Dennis Bickers, The Art and Practice of Bivocational Ministry: A Pastor’s Guide

The writing is on the wall, and many great leaders have read the writing word for word. They each have made their analyses, which appear to be consistent across denominational lines.

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Ministering to Business People in Your Congregation

I’ve been serving alongside business professionals in congregations for over 20 years.

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