A Truly Productive Life

Are you productive? I’ll ask a different way: Do you merely get things done or do you get the right things done? For years I considered myself a productive person. I’ve always been both early to rise and late to bed. I had lists, projects, and goals I wanted to accomplish and aimed my life at…

Thomas Jefferson and a Dead Jesus

Did you know Thomas Jefferson, one of America’s founding fathers, was a deist? One of the things he believed as a deist is that Jesus was not God. Furthermore, Jefferson did not believe Jesus rose from the grave. Rejecting anything he deemed irrational, Jefferson heavily edited the Bible and produced his own version. His version…

Glorious Joy for Discouraged Pastors

What often derails faithful Christian ministry is leaders who give up in the face of discouragement. The signs of discouragement begin internally before they ever show on the outside. A weight on the chest that makes it hard to breathe. A lethargy that makes even the most common ministry tasks burdensome and difficult to manage.…

Theme for September: Leadership

John Maxwell famously said that everything rises and falls on leadership. Whether you are talking about individuals, families, churches, businesses, or nations, the ability to cast the right vision and motivate towards its realization sets the trajectory for every area our lives. In light of the vital importance of leadership, we here at Theology Along…

Pastor, the first person you need to lead is yourself.

Photo by Jeff Sheldon on Unsplash If you’re married, do you remember the night before your wedding? I do. My wife says I was acting strange, even a little standoffish. No, it wasn’t because I was apprehensive about marrying this stunningly beautiful, sweet, gentle woman. But rather, as I thought about the weight of being a husband, I…