CPL Director Dana Preusch offers some words of encouragement and hope to women clergy trying to find their voice. (Originally published in the Fall 2017 Issue of Grace and Peace Magazine)
The CPL is pleased to be able to cross-publish blog posts from the Foundry Collectives/NPH. This week Pastor Michael Palmer writes about Racism and Our Christian Responsibility.
The CPL is cross-publishing significant Foundry Collectives blog posts. This week Pastor Eric Paul reflects on the Nazarene doctrine of holiness and how the practice of Christian nonviolence is essential for the life of faith
‘We preach because God blesses faithful preaching. We preach because we continue to recognize the presence of the Holy Spirit in the reading, hearing, study, and proclamation of the Scriptures, pointing all in our hearing to God’s reconciling work through Jesus Christ.’ Dr. Jeren Rowell reflects on the NTS Preaching Conference in this week’s CPL blog.
‘In a world that is obsessed with measuring numbers, perhaps it is time to acknowledge that the metrics of the kingdom of God aren’t the same as that of the empire.’ Rev. Tara Beth Leach reflects on the true measure of success in ministry.
‘Engaging someone in the present and embodied exchange of ideas offers a depth of knowing that simply cannot be fully experienced through disembodied media.’
‘Holiness should make a difference for us and for our neighbors in the most common areas of our shared life.’ KC District Superintendent Jeren Rowell cautions his pastors to reconsider their words and presence on social media. (And join NTS Professor Dean Blevins for a webinar next week on this topic: Register Here)
Making Room for Tears in Our Worship: NTS Alum Rev. John Nielson talks about the importance of lament in worship and the faith life in this week’s CPL blog. He has also launched a new web based resource for ministry leaders called Sacred Sorrow: www.sacredsorrow.com
The Impostor Rev. Deanna Hayden is lead pastor at the Southwood Church of the Nazarene in Raytown, Mo. Deanna shares a helpful perspective about identifying and overcoming thoughts of self-doubt.
NTS and the larger Church recently lost Dr. Ed Robinson. Rev. Dr. Jeren Rowell preached Ed’s memorial service in Kansas City this month and reflects on the marks of a ministry life well lived.
NTS Board Chair and Kansas City District Superintendent Jeren Rowell offers some pastoral advice as we begin Holy Week.
Cara Shonamon recently joined her father, Chuck Sunberg, as a Co-Senior Pastor at the Shawnee Church of the Nazarene in Shawnee, KS. Her blog is chronicling lessons learned as she and her Dad embark on this unusual journey together.
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