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The Shepherd Leader: Shepherding to the Chief Shepherd's Glory

The fundamental responsibility of church leaders is to shepherd God's flock. The aim of TheShepherdLeader.org is to provide a practical guide to shepherding in your church. Subscribe to TheShepherdLeader.org today! 

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10/06/2015 - 3:26pm

Predictable all too predictable

The return of Tullian Tchividjian to a ministry role is scarcely surprising, though the speed would no doubt make even Jimmy Swaggart green with envy.   It is the logical outcome of the culture of celebrity which has been consciously cultivated most disappointingly by some in reformed evangelical circles over the last decade.

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09/03/2015 - 7:43am

Teaching Our Children the Raw Parts of Scripture

Sometimes it's difficult to teach our children the more raw parts in scripture. Pastor Nick Batzig covers this sensitive topic in his latest article at The Christward Collective.  

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08/27/2015 - 3:56pm

After Outrage, What? From Outrage to Outreach by Scott Oliphint

Recent effects of despotic decisions by the Supreme Court have properly produced outrage. But outrage can subside, and it can become all too easy for us to slide back to our everyday routines. In the midst of our outrage, then, it might be worth pondering the question, "After outrage, what?" The abortion issue rightly focuses on the senseless death of the baby. If we zoom out from that focus, however, we'll notice someone else in the picture as well. Taking a wider view of the situation can give the church an effective, gospel-driven, way to address this tragedy. 

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08/05/2015 - 3:56pm

SCOTUS: Too Much and Too Little by Rosaria Butterfield

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court issued the majority opinion in Obergefell et. al. v. Hodges, which consolidated four cases addressing the constitutionality of state bans on same-sex marriage. Led by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, the majority found state bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Piggybacking off of the 14th amendment, the Supreme Court made sexual orientation a protected category, analogous to race, using cosmological language about the greater good that comes to all when homosexual sexual relationships are allowed to flourish under the invention of a new kind of marriage. Gay marriage is now the law of the land. This public policy change to the definition of marriage commands a redefinition of personhood.

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07/27/2015 - 10:14am