‘We have been caught flat-footed. We are lame—in both the disabled and the boring sense of the word. We have to innovate. We have to break the old molds and shatter the old taboos. We have to try new things for Jesus and with Jesus. We have to take risks for the kingdom.’
‘The beauty of listening is that it encourages and empowers the person to whom we offer it the gift of truly being heard.’ Dr. Judi Schwanz, Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at NTS, explains the art of active listening (Originally published in Grace and Peace Magazine/Fall 2017).
‘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.
‘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)