4 qualities of Christlikeness from Sam Crabtree’s book Practicing Affirmation – a veritable goldmine.

  Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash Sam Crabtree in Practicing Affirmation focuses on eight but for this post, I’ll simply and briefly share four. Alertness. No one was more alert than Jesus. Think about the calling of Matthew the tax collector in Matthew 9:9-13. Matthew writes that Jesus saw him sitting at the booth; when individuals (including…

Appropriate Speech-Acts: Thinking Carefully about Who Says What When the Church is Gathered (Part 2)

In this post I’m building on Part 1. I want to focus on this: when the church gathers for corporate worship, and both men and women are given opportunities to speak, what are appropriate acts of speech for men and women? More specifically, if we say it is appropriate for a woman to prophesy when the…

Pastor, Let’s Think This Year: John Calvin as Model of Thoughtfulness

By all accounts, John Calvin, the great Genevan reformer and systematician of the Reformation age, was an educated man. His early educational endeavors help set a trajectory toward a rigorous pattern of intellectual engagement that will mark his ministry. If pastors would cultivate a robust life of the mind (and they should), then paying attention…

Flashback Wednesday: What I Learned in the Hospital

We’re doing something new here at Theology Along the Way! On Wednesdays, we’ll be flashing back to a popular post from years in the past. Hope you enjoy this one from last January: This past week I had to be hospitalized as an unidentified virus was breaking down the muscles in my legs. It brought…

Encouragement for individuals struggling w/depression; 7 principles for receiving correction; 3 reasons to hire women in the local church

Each Wednesday Jonathon, Dustin, and I post a “Worth Your Look” of some resources we would like to commend to you. Here is this weeks: 9 verses to shine the light of hope and encouragement for individuals struggling with depression. We’re not advocating these verses are a panacea to depression, but our hope and prayer…