Peter W. Marty is publisher of the Century and senior pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa.
After my wife’s brain aneurysm
I knew life was a gift to be shared, not a possession to safeguard, even before my wife collapsed on the kitchen floor. But it was abstract knowledge then.
Read the main article on the importance of pastoral evaluations.
The importance of pastoral evaluations
Some churches have well-developed processes of assessment, support, and goal setting. Others have no review mechanism whatsoever.
A savior for a troubled world
I once preached a Christmas sermon that struck out with one family. I had underestimated the peril of tampering with holiday sentiment.
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