The Inner Circle

The Inner Circle

People are attracted to charismatic leaders.  Some even strive to be a part of their “inner circle” to feel important.  Many pastors have been blessed with a charismatic leadership style, and often without their knowing it, may appear to have an inner...
What do You Expect?

What do You Expect?

In the book, Pastors are People Too, authors Jimmy Dodd and Larry Magnuson suggest that we, as churchgoers,  each make a list of 20 expectations we have for our pastors.  Your list might include things like: he should deliver powerful and relevant sermons, he should...
The Life of Riley

The Life of Riley

Have you ever heard the expression “Life of Riley”? It’s used to describe someone who lives a carefree, luxurious life. Lots of people assume that pastors live the “Life of Riley.” After all, when they’re not jetting around the world speaking at churches and visiting...
A Vacation Interrupted

A Vacation Interrupted

Imagine, for a moment, that you are a pastor.  You love your work and your congregation. You also love your family and are looking forward to your upcoming vacation when you’ll be able to spend a whole week, uninterrupted, with your wife and kids. The hotel is booked,...