A Five-Word Pastoral Manifesto

I perpetually felt like a pastoral failure because I wasn’t a very good Jesus substitute.

POST UPDATE: I wrote this in the fall of 2019, before the tsunami of misery that has been 2020. But now more than ever, this essay may have the potential to bring healing and hope to pastors and other organizational leaders, not to mention moms, dads, and anyone “feeling it” these days. The heart of this post is that you are not the Christ—and that is …

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