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My Pastoral New Year’s Resolution

I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions. I’ve tried them in the past, but they’ve never worked. “Resolution” can sounds so decisive, so irrevocable. So guilt-inducing. Let’s call this my pastoral New Year’s goal, then. Here’s what I’m aiming for … Continue reading

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“So, you’re a pastor…”

It’s one of those conversation stoppers. “So, what is it you do?” they ask. “I’m a pastor,” I say. They nod slowly, eyes dimming. Awkward pause. I can hear the next question, even though it’s left unspoken. It’s the same … Continue reading

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