Why the Confederate Battle Flag should come DOWN , and Why Small Town Pastors Should Speak Out

Are you a small town pastor who wants to speak out on this issue but are not sure how? Feel free to share this post and encourage people to learn for themselves what the Confederate Battle Flag stood for originally, and what Civil War bloodshed was really all about.

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Confronting the Myth that Small Towns Never Change

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Last week kicked off a series called What’s Trending, to which there was an overwhelming response. Today I begin another series which will run along with What’s Trending called Small Town Myths. Myth #1: Small Towns Never Change. In fact, its one of the biggest lies your church may be buying …

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Four Emerging Trends in Small Town Churches

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Considering the importance of emerging culture, emerging worship, and emerging theology over the last decade, one may ask if such ecclesiological trends are only present in urban environments of if rural communities are beginning to feel these shifts.

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Rural Healthcare Challenges and Advent Joy

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This weekend, I learned firsthand about healthcare challenges in rural America. If there are two times a year a pastor avoids sickness, it’s Advent and Easter. This year, I have not been so lucky. The day before the third Sunday of Advent I started coughing so violently my knees buckled. To …

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Bridging Rural Art and Rural Faith in Ministry

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Is there a gap in your small town between local artists and local churches? What would bridging rural art and rural faith look like in your community? Last week while traveling to San Antonio to complete my last DMin seminar with Logsdon Seminary, I took some time while flying to …

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