Pastors

Dig deeper into Scripture with these blog posts and articles curated for pastors. Gain meaningful insights to share with your congregation members.

  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Matthew 17:1–9

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Matthew 17:1–9

    An interesting phenomenon takes place at Halloween. Mom and Dad get dressed up in costume in anticipation of attending a party or taking the children trick-or-treating. Oftentimes their...

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  • Understanding Hosea's Marriage to Gomer

    Understanding Hosea's Marriage to Gomer

    The Lord and Israel are major characters in the Book of Hosea, but the drama of their relationship is acted out in the persons of Hosea and his unfaithful wife, Gomer. She bore him three...

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  • Support for the Pastor’s Wife and Family: Bust the Fishbowl Mentality

    Support for the Pastor’s Wife and Family: Bust the Fishbowl Mentality

    I never wanted to marry into the ministry.There. I said it. Whew.The life that corresponds to marrying a church worker—whether pastor, chaplain, missionary, or so on—is messy and...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Matthew 2:1–12

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Matthew 2:1–12

    When I work with couples in premarital counseling, there is a point at which we discuss leaving and cleaving, based on the creation account. “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his...

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  • Athanasius on John 10:30

    Athanasius on John 10:30

    Given the high status the Gospel of John gives to Jesus, it is not surprising that certain passages from this Gospel would play important roles when questions arose concerning Jesus’...

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  • Shedding Light on Themes in Daniel

    Shedding Light on Themes in Daniel

    Daniel is best known for the story of the fiery furnace and the lion's den, but he is known amongst scholars for different reasons. Putting aside differences in receiving the text, here...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: James 5:7–11

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: James 5:7–11

    I am dating myself to share that I was five years old when the movie Star Wars came out. Mind you, this was 1977. At this point, there was only Star Wars without the context of The Empire...

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  • Ezekiel: An Overview

    Ezekiel: An Overview

    Applying Ezekiel to one's own life can be a difficult process. The following chapter-by-chapter breakdown of Ezekiel from The Lutheran Bible Companion helps the reader apply knowledge from...

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  • How God Uses Questions in the Bible

    How God Uses Questions in the Bible

    Questions are at the heart of the Bible. Many of the major events—in the Old and New Testament alike—are marked with a question. God uses these questions to reveal important truths about...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Malachi 4:1–6

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Malachi 4:1–6

    There is a danger to adopting an attitude toward the end of the world that falls at one extreme or the other. One person may be so unconcerned about the return of Jesus Christ, allowing...

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  • Has American Christianity Failed? | Part 2 | CPH Podcast with Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller26:26

    Has American Christianity Failed? | Part 2 | CPH Podcast with Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller

    Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller rejoins host Elizabeth Pittman for the second part of a two-part series to answer a big question: Has American Christianity failed? The pair dive into the why behind American

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  • Digital Citizenship in Church Work: An Interview with Trevor Sutton

    Digital Citizenship in Church Work: An Interview with Trevor Sutton

    Digital technology is a part of daily life and our collective life together. I sat down via Zoom with Rev. Trevor Sutton, a pastor, speaker, and coauthor of Redeeming Technology: A...

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  • Has American Christianity Failed? | Part 1 | CPH Podcast with Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller27:44

    Has American Christianity Failed? | Part 1 | CPH Podcast with Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller

    Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller joins host Elizabeth Pittman for the first part of a two-part series to answer a big question: Has American Christianity failed? Bryan discusses different ideas surrounding th

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  • Understanding the Book of Lamentations

    Understanding the Book of Lamentations

    The Book of Lamentations is often skipped over. But it reveals a lot about God’s love and faithfulness. The following was adapted from the Lutheran Bible Companion, Volume 1: Introduction...

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  • Digging Deeper into Scripture: Luke 18:1–8

    Digging Deeper into Scripture: Luke 18:1–8

    Luke 18:1–8 is a parable that the Lord uses to encourage His disciples to pray persistently.

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  • How to Pick the Right Church Management Software

    How to Pick the Right Church Management Software

    There’s a good chance that “How to Pick the Right Church Management Software” wasn’t a class you or your pastor took in college or seminary. Every church has its own unique needs, so every...

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  • What is God calling you to do? Find out in this book by Jeff Leininger | Friday Favorites0:24

    What is God calling you to do? Find out in this book by Jeff Leininger | Friday Favorites

    Brinn shares her favorite book, Callings for Life: God's Plan, Your Purpose by Pastor Jeff Leininger. Learn more about your vocation, what God is calling you to do, and God's biggest mission for us.

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  • What Is Eternal Life?

    What Is Eternal Life?

    Theologians throughout the ages have had many theories and thoughts on eternal life. In this excerpt from On Eternal Life, read Johann Gerhard’s thoughts on the matter of heaven and...

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  • An Overview of Jeremiah

    An Overview of Jeremiah

    We have a lot to learn from Jeremiah and his mixture of Law, Gospel, and doctrine. The prophet, best known for his extreme demonstrations, gives abounding examples of God's correction,...

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  • Three Keys to Building Biblical Fluency

    Three Keys to Building Biblical Fluency

    One concern I hear a lot of pastors and other church workers talk about is a lack of biblical literacy or biblical fluency in their congregations. People do not seem to be as familiar with...

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