Obedience and the Love of God by David Dunham

The weight of expected obedience on the children of God can be overwhelming. Even a cursory reading of the book of Leviticus can be discouraging. And there are demands put upon New Testament believers as well. Peter, after all, quotes Leviticus when he says that we are to be holy as God is holy (1 … Continue reading

Shepherding the Suffering: Discipleship in Pastoral Care by Jason Boothe

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” – Matthew 28:19 We are called to “shepherd the flock that is among us” (1 Peter 5:2). As pastors, our great responsibility is to tend to the spiritual welfare of … Continue reading

The Power of Positive Homework by David Dunham

The regular rehearsal of his failures was utterly discouraging. It seemed every week he was reporting the same dramatic, sinful behavior. There was evidence that some things were improving, but every confession was deflating. I had him regularly recording a problem incident and he could often tell me what he had done wrong and what … Continue reading

Making the Most of Accountability Groups by David Dunham

Accountability groups can often feel like the most useless strategy for fighting sin and growing in obedience. You’ve probably experienced this frustration yourself. You meet weekly with a few folks, discuss areas of struggle and setback, pray, reassure each other that God still cares, and then adjourn. Next week you’ll repeat the exact same cycle. … Continue reading

Pastors Need Pastors by David Dunham

Pastors still need pastored. The number of men who leave the pastorate every year due to immorality is a startling reminder (according to some research upwards of 40%). In addition to that, pastors across America confess to being burnt out, having terrible personal spirituality, terrible marriages, serious health issues, and struggling with a host of … Continue reading