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July 12, 2015 | ZA Blog
The Pastor’s Prayer [Awakening Faith]
God, whom I serve in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you in my prayers at all times; a...
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July 7, 2015 | Jeremy Bouma
Do You Have the Only Quality that Matters for Healthy Leadership?
In recent months evangelicalism has witnessed a surprising number of resignations by “successful” pastors who appeared to be spiritual He-M...
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July 5, 2015 | ZA Blog
Remember Your Dignity [Awakening Faith]
If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. (1 John 1:6) Dearly beloved, tod...
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June 30, 2015 | Jeremy Bouma
Do You Reflect These 4 Characteristics of an Emotionally Unhealthy Leader?
When you think of an unhealthy leader, who do you picture? What kinds of adjectives would you use to describe them? Angry, controlling, aggr...
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June 28, 2015 | ZA Blog
Unshaken Courage [Awakening Faith]
Therefore, “they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them wit...
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June 26, 2015 | Jeremy Bouma
Professors, Reimagine the Pastorate; Pastors, Don't Bury Your Gift — An Excerpt from "The Pastor Theologian"
“The renewal of the church depends on a renewal of theology,” which “depends on the resurrection of the ancient vision of the pastor as ecc...
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June 25, 2015 | Jeremy Bouma
Leader, Face Your Shadow for the Sake of Your Ministry — An Excerpt from "The Emotionally Healthy Leader"
Every leader has one, yet few leaders want to explore it, deal with it, confront it. While leaders read countless books and attend conferen...
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June 23, 2015 | Jeremy Bouma
Peter Scazzero’s Journey Toward Emotionally Healthy Leadership
Peter Scazzero’s got a story church leaders need to hear, because he describes the leadership journey that seems to mark many people in mini...
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June 21, 2015 | ZA Blog
Gaining the Riches of Divinity [Awakening Faith]
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, f...
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June 19, 2015 | Jeremy Bouma
The Almost Extinct and Very Rare Pastoral Role: Pastor Theologian — An Excerpt from "The Pastor Theologian"
What does it mean to play the role of a pastor? I wrestled with this question almost daily when I was in vocational pastoral ministry, prob...
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June 17, 2015 | Jeremy Bouma
What Does It Mean to Be a Pastor-Theologian?
[embed width="680" height="383"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YmY8A0HswM[/embed] (Can't see the video? Watch it here) There probably isn't...
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June 16, 2015 | Jeremy Bouma
The Legacy for Our Age: Rulers, Informers, & Caregivers Have Failed Us
I wasn’t born yet when a certain president addressed the nation to resign in disgrace and scandal over a break-in at Watergate. I was around...
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June 14, 2015 | ZA Blog
The Path of Humility [Awakening Faith]
All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” (1 Peter 5:5...
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June 11, 2015 | Jeremy Bouma
What Do Deborah and Barak Want to Tell Complementarians and Egalitarians?
More women are occupying positions of leadership than ever before. Yet the jury seems evenly split whether such changes should be welcomed ...
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June 9, 2015 | Jeremy Bouma
3 Ways the Gospel Reoriented a 1st-Century ISIS Leader: Race, Patriarchy, Class
The images have been chilling and all too common: Masked figures staring into the camera in the desert or at sea-side locations before behea...
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June 7, 2015 | ZA Blog
By Faith, Through Wisdom [Awakening Faith]
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. (Matthew 5:8) So who is God? God is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; he is one God. D...
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