Pastor, You Are Loved to the End

David’s words are mine some days. Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. The troubles of my heart are enlarged; bring me out of my distresses. Consider my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my sins (Psalm 25:16-18).

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Brannon McAllister
Charismatic, Liturgical, and Reformed

Christianity is about a vital connection to Christ, with the Holy Spirit of God inside us, for a life of joy and peace and power in the Church and the World. Pentecost was a one-time event, but it’s also the firstfruits of a whole harvest. Those of us believing in Christ and extending his Kingdom on earth through the power of the Holy Spirit: We are the harvest.

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Brannon McAllister
Humility. Or Burnout. Part 2

Let me start with a definition of humility derived from A Theology of the Ordinary by Julie Canlis; humility is understanding who God is and who we are. This truth is allowing me to begin to see and experience conviction in two areas: my utter lack of true humility and second, the way that my pride, stress, and anxiety are intrinsically linked together. My pride will give me an inflated sense of self, telling me to do and be more than I was intended for. Burnout chases after those who do life and ministry without humility.

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Brannon McAllister