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Tending the Vineyard

Tending the Vineyard

I think it is fair to say that, for many evangelical Christians today—at least in the Western-influenced world—Christianity is a highly individualistic religion. We emphasise the need for personal conversion and a personal walk with Christ. There is nothing...
Faithless Hirelings or Faithful Shepherds?

Faithless Hirelings or Faithful Shepherds?

The past ten months have been a challenge for local churches and for those called to lead them. With the implementation, subsequent adjustments, lifting, and reintroduction of lockdown restrictions, most elders feel like Ezra when he pulled his hair out (Ezra 9:3)....

Pastoring by Pen

Over the last couple of years a few people have said to me that they “like my blog.” My response is usually the same: “I have a blog?” Of course, they are referring to this Pastors’ Pen section of the website (or the hard copies available at the church building)....

Faithful Shepherds (Acts 20:28-38)

Parting words are special and often memorable, especially when they serve as an exhortation. One thinks of Moses’ words to the Israelites at the end of Deuteronomy, or his more personal exhortation to Joshua as the nation’s new leaders. Joshua no doubt often called...