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Neighborliness (Dissertation Download)

June 25, 2019

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Developing this doctoral dissertation was a life-changing journey. Jesus shaped my heart in ways that I could have never imagined, and I love him more today than ever before because of being exposed to his story. Here’s the link to download the dissertation, with the abstract (summary) of the project. https://firescholars.seu.edu/dmin/5 —————————————— Neighborliness: A Call […]

Dr. Idont Readgood (How I Became a Doctor While Hating to Read)

June 15, 2019

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“Tell me, David, who are five authors you’re reading right now that are really shaping your thinking?” I don’t remember his name, but I remember his smug face and perfectly positioned, gel-infused hair that matched the hints of yellow in his plaid shirt. Let’s call him Ted. “The bible,” I said through an uncomfortable chuckle. […]

Today Was Awesome and Weird (Thoughts on Our Pastoral Transition)

June 10, 2019

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I have never sat in a service at Center City Church and listened to someone preach that feels the call of God to be the pastor at Center City Church. That day was today, June 9, 2019, and it was awesome and weird at the same time Jon preached with grace, anointing, passion, and an incredibly […]

The Beauty of Bylaws (How to Transition From One Pastor to the Next)

June 3, 2019

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I’ve always said, half jokingly, that no one cares about the bylaws of a church until a pastor does something dumb or decides to step down in good standing. Luckily, I had some wonderful mentors that told me that a solid set of bylaws will keep the church healthy through seasons of health and turmoil. […]

PODCAST: Working Title

May 29, 2019

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I had the privilege of sitting down with Joseph Phillips and Steve Witherup and discussing seasons of vocational change on their podcast, Working Title. They navigate the topic of vocation and why people do what they do. In a unique twist, they asked me to talk about my transition out of something I love and […]

Navigating Seasons of Change

May 26, 2019

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I didn’t know when I started a series five weeks ago called Wonder and Wandering (Navigating Seasons of Change) that I would be the one moving.  God had a plan and I wasn’t in the loop on all the steps. Psalm 119:105 says that God’s Word is a lamp to guide our feet and a […]

Seek the Peace and Prosperity of the City

April 15, 2019

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Friends – please see the note below from Rob Kelly and the FOR CLT mission network. Neighbors in our city will experience yet another trauma today regarding the dynamics that are ever-present along racial and economic lines that continue to divide. Prayers are needed for peace and unity in our city today. We know that […]