Category Archives: vision

Pastor: Be a “Scalabrine”

How many players from the 2008 NBA Champion Boston Celtics can you name? There was the big three: Pierce, Garnett & Allen. There were up and coming stars like Perkins & Rondo. There were even role-player-defenders like James Posey. But … Continue reading

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If the Beatles Influence ER3

This Wednesday, I got the chance to watch “Elephant Room 2.” It was a great time as I traveled with a friend, saw some old friends, grabbed lunch with some others, hung with some Sojourn Network brothers, and even got … Continue reading

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Moving from Good to Good

We love our house. We’re thankful for it. We believe it is a far nicer house than we ever deserved and we believe we’ve (Lord willing) been able to serve the Lord in our house and through our house. When … Continue reading

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Peripheral Vision

For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.—Galatians 1:10 I haven’t always appreciated … Continue reading

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Short Sighted Vision

The elders who rule well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.—1 Timothy 5:17 My transition from youth pastor to teaching pastor was quite abrupt. The beginning went right according … Continue reading

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Vision Impaired

I think one reason I’ve had a love/hate relationship with the concept of “vision,” is that the issue is largely neglected in Scripture. (That doesn’t necessarily make it wrong, not at all. But it may show that we tend to … Continue reading

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Vision Overload

When we demand ingenuity of pastors, someone ends up getting hurt. At least, that’s the claim I made in my last post. Sadly, I’m not speculating on the damage. I’ve seen it close up. “I think I’m finished”, the pastor … Continue reading

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Vision Correction

Where there is no vision, the people perish : but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.—Proverbs 29:18 (KJV) This verse has often been used to exhort pastors to develop vision, strategy and to use their imaginations. After all, … Continue reading

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Double Vision

I wrote the following introduction for a study we are doing in October. I’m letting it double on my site as the beginning to a series on vision. Here goes: __________________________ To be honest, I have a love/hate relationship with … Continue reading

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