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Questions for the New Year

Date December 28, 2016

As the calendar counts down its last days of this year, I stop as I always do and ponder a few questions that help me refocus. As Paul so clearly told us, “When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” (Colossians 3:4, ESV) This verse reminds me […]

10 Reasons Ministry Isn’t for Wimps

Date May 14, 2015

Editor’s Note: After more than three decades as a youth, mission, solo and senior pastor, Dr. Smith wanted to make sure those who are in discipleship today understand the challenges of stepping up to the accept the position and work of pastoral ministry. He finds this article accurate and sobering.  By Jared Moore The blessings of […]

The Paralysis of Fear

Date June 28, 2010

(Names have been changed to protect privacy.) (c) 1999 Dr. Matthew Lee Smith Every eagle leader knows the fear that comes when someone says, “I need to speak with you,” in that certain tone of voice. “What did I do now?” often runs through our minds. What is almost impossible to bear is when they […]