Author: Paul Mignard

  • A General Observation

    A General Observation

    I’m a church historian and theologian who teaches leadership courses. Please indulge a general observation. Pastors who really enjoy theology should probably read a few more leadership books. And pastors who really enjoy leadership should probably read a few more theology books. NATHAN A FINN from Twitter So I was digging *deep* into my ideas…

  • David – The Weak Became Strong

    David – The Weak Became Strong

    My sketch notes from the 9-11-2022 service at Thomas Road Baptist Church. You can download the pdf below! 👇🏻

  • The Non-Anxious Pastor

    The Non-Anxious Pastor

    A quote from Pastor TREY from his book “The Non-Anxious Pastor:” ************************************ I never truly dealt with the root problems of my anxiety because it always seemed to benefit me. Stress turned me into a straight-A student. Fear of failure gave me the ability to consume and create content at a very high level.  My…

  • You are Here Devotional

    You are Here Devotional

    Busyness can be a disguise for self-sufficiency and pride.  Prioritizing prayer requires humility. It requires recognizing that we not in control and we need to lay it all down and trust in Jesus. Chris Spradley (@youarehere_devotional ) from his book “You are Here: A Discipleship Devotional for Marking the Growth and Development of Your Christian Walk.”…

  • Jonathan Pokluda on Martyrs

    Jonathan Pokluda on Martyrs

    The apostle Paul entered heaven to the cheers of those he martyred. That’s how the Gospel works. Jonathan Pokluda  Man if that’s not a quote I don’t know what is. Granted, Jonathan doesn’t credit for it but in the same spirit; I’m sure whoever said it first is happy to see Christ glorified through it…

  • Justin Khoe on Sabbath

    Justin Khoe on Sabbath

    “You will sabbath by choice or by force. What do I mean? If you don’t choose to enter into the rhythms ordained by God in creation, if you continually violate this law of nature, eventually sickness, disease or burnout will force your body to take the rest God designed it to enjoy.” Justin Khoe on…

  • Tim Keller on Better Discourse

    Tim Keller on Better Discourse

    “Never describe the view of an opponent in a way he or she will not own. Rather describe their view so they say, ‘I couldn’t have put it better myself.’ Only then should proceed to refute the view. If instead you caricature your opponent — you persuade no one.” Tim Keller on Twitter If I…

  • Ruslan on Schooling

    Ruslan on Schooling

    “As Christians, we cannot have a victim mentality. We cannot go out and look for things to be persecuted by. That is not helpful nor is it healthy.” @ruslankd from a reaction video in response to an interview by Allie Stuckey with Kirk Cameron on the topic of homeschooling. Phew – ok that byline was a…

  • Mr. Rogers on Love

    Mr. Rogers on Love

    “Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like ‘struggle.’ To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.” Mr. Fred Rogers I know personally that only loving or accepting people when they act in a manner that you…

  • Garrett Kell on what people need

    Garrett Kell on what people need

    “Pastors, in your sermons, don’t give the people a political hot-take, a stand-up comedy routine, a story time fairy tale, a theological lecture, a moralistic message, a shame-filled scolding, or a feel-good motivational speech. They need more. They need Jesus. Give them Jesus.” Pastor @j.garrett.kell on twitter I feel like churches and pastors have an impossible task…