Category Archives: Under the Hood: Soul Care

Reflections on the health and maintenance of the soul, the engine, for God’s people

coordinated effort

This evening I had the joy of watching a seventh grade basketball game. Most of you know that “people watching” is a mild form of amusement for me. So I make it my regular practice to watch the teams play … Continue reading

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moving beyond life’s circumstances

When you look down the road at the next twelve months, what do you see? What weights heavy on your mind for 2013? (Do you feel like this guy just thinking about these questions?) Is it… …more economic uncertainty? …concern … Continue reading

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The Brass Tacks of “Gravitas”

[BREAKER 1-9] I like specifics. Whenever I take a group of kids on a trip with the school bus or drive the band to football games or competitions, the district always provides me with specific details: punch-in time, load-time, directions, … Continue reading

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“Gravitas”: The Whole Soul

If it is true that “people do what we inspect, not what we expect,” then exactly how do we monitor spiritual progress? How do we move from product-oriented metrics to process-oriented ones? Let me begin by looking at the term … Continue reading

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Seminary and the Soul

Someone recently made this comment: “People do what you inspect; not what you expect.” For weeks now this simple statement has echoed in my head like a yodeler’s mountain call. It forces me to examine life anew. I begin with … Continue reading

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How Do You Define Success?

You can learn a lot about a guy by the way he defines success. It telegraphs his values, priorities, and entire approach to his work. Consequently, it is important that ministry leaders clearly define what they mean by “success.” I … Continue reading

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