Steve Jobs: A Paradigm for Church Leadership

Last Tuesday, another Apple product release came and went, leaving critics and consumers wanting. With consumers less than wowed by this latest release, many are wondering if Apple has lost its ability to amaze. As a fan of Apple, and as a current owner of both a...

Undershepherds

A sermon by David Hughes, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Winston Salem, N.C. January 9, 2013 John 21:15-17; 1 Peter 5:1-4 “Undershepherds” is not a word we use that much in church.  But it’s a word we ought to use more often because it describes an important reality in...

Co-Pastors

In 1996 our moderate Baptist friends in the Carolinas were not optimistic–a local Baptist congregation calling a husband and wife to serve as pastor? They didn’t think so. And sometimes we didn’t either. The compromising yet genuine suggestion was...

Pastoral Ethics and Church Process

As I entered one pastorate, the church’s chapel hadn’t been redecorated in nearly 40 years. It had fixed pews with dust-laden, deteriorating cushions, peeling green paint, poor lighting, a dilapidated organ, an old piano, an antiquated sound system and a...