Author Archives: Scott S

Unshepherded Shepherds Beware

We are sheep first, shepherds second. Sheep who are unwilling to be shepherded can get lost. Lost sheep make for poor shepherds. Let’s put that another way. Debriefers who do not seek out being debriefed are not the best debriefers. … Continue reading

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…and just a Pinch of Disruption

Essential Elements of Spiritual Growth At a recent training I attended the group was asked to list six essential ingredients of spiritual formation. That is an intriguing question. What would you list? My Six The Triune God of Love Revelation … Continue reading

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Prayer Agendas: God’s or Mine

Lately, I have been pondering spiritual development stages. Critical Journey by Hagberg and Guelich and Mansions of the Heart by Ashbrook have been two main resources. Prayer Time Agendas Prayer is diagnostic to growth. In other words, time abiding with … Continue reading

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PTM Conference – Don’t Miss It.

  The annual Pastor Training in MemberCare Conference is coming this fall. Last year’s event was stellar. This year is promising to be just as good. Hope to see you there.

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Is Your Spirituality Sufficient for Your Vocation?

This is a weighty question. I gleaned this question from Eugene Peterson in a statement he makes in the introduction to his book Under the Unpredictable Plant. Let’s break it down. Spirituality is the ways we intentionally respond to God’s presence … Continue reading

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Lively Interview on The Uninvited Companion with Sarita Hartz

Sarita Hartz has a sharp mind and heart and has seen some of the tough side of life in the Kingdom. She graciously approached me about an interview related to my book. Her questions are thoughtful, provoking, and laced with … Continue reading

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Your Life, a Message

I have been reflecting on the reality and impact of long-term, unresolved adversity in life. We all know someone, you might be that someone, who lives with unresolved physical ailment – the kind that alters how one goes about life. … Continue reading

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2017 Reads List

Every year I send out an annotated list of some of the books I read. Attached is my annual reads list from 2017. In case you missed last year’s, I have added 2016’s as well. I am always on the … Continue reading

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