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How Do You Say “Come at Your Own Risk” Without Frightening People?

Also view at https://www.facebook.com/pg/BullardNetwork/notes/ Just as there are swimming pools, lakes, beaches, etc. where there is a sign that says, “Swim At Your Own Risk,” there may need to be a similar warning to people as they regather at church. It could say “Come at Your Own Risk,” or “The Worship of God is Wonderful. […]

Moving From “Can’t” to “Can” During COVID-19 Pandemic

Also view at https://www.facebook.com/notes/bullardjournalorg/moving-from-cant-to-can-during-covid-19-pandemic/2660461964234202/ A pastor mused recently “I have spent so much time telling people what they cannot do, that I forgot to tell them what they can do.” Have you had an “ah-ha” moment where you realized that may be exactly what you have been doing? Starting in the middle of March we […]

Blessed Assurances

Also view at https://www.facebook.com/notes/bullardjournalorg/blessed-assurances/2652325285047870/ “Some people in my congregation want assurances I cannot give them,” was the frustration shared by one pastor in recent days about relaunching live worship and other gatherings. Is this a frustration you share? As pastors, staff, and lay leaders seek to discern when and how to relaunch their congregation, they […]

Theological Education vs. Ministry Preparation?

Should seminaries engage in theological education or ministry preparation? Of course the initial answer should be “both.” But, Let’s go deeper. Should seminaries primarily focus on theological education with minimal practical, real-time ministry preparation? Or, should seminaries primarily focus on ministry preparation with just enough theological reflection to be sure they are not producing heretics? […]