Luke for Preaching: Commentary Rec’s

From time to time we’ll post commentary recommendations from our forum for pastors just to give you a taste of how valuable it  can be when you’re planning a sermon series. Thinking of preaching from Luke’s Gospel this year? Our online forum for pastors includes a section devoted to commentary recommendations. Over the years we’ve collected an invaluable reference… Read more »


A Rule of Life

Everyone has a rule of life. Structures, habits, patterns and rhythms of daily, weekly and yearly activity that we follow, usually without much thought. Adopting a tested and pastoral rule of life is one of the ways many members of the Reformed Communion have discovered the deep wisdom and riches of the Great Tradition of… Read more »


Mental Health in the Church

Pastor and Reformed Communion member Bobby Griffith comes clean on how the Church should understand mental health in a broken world.   No one really wants to admit his or her weakness. That hit me square in the face well over a year ago. I talked to a friend who freely admitted that he was… Read more »


Hospitality for a Secular Age

In this plenary address from our 2014 conference, Greg Thompson discusses the hospitality of Christ as a way of witness and life in a secular age.     Download Audio only:


Cultivate 2014: Subversive Hospitality

In this Morning Homily from Cultivate 2014, Pastor and Reformed Communion member Martin Ban discusses Subversive Hospitality.   Martin Ban is the founding pastor of Christ Church Santa Fe and has over 20 years experience as a pastor and church planter.


“IF YOU LOVE ME, FIGHT MY SHEEP”: INTERNET BLOODLETTING ISN’T HELPING MY MINISTRY

Pastor, writer, and Reformed Communion member Steve Hall reflects on online warfare and its effects on his ministry.     This piece originally appeared on Christianity Today’s PARSE on January 17th, 2014.   In his autobiography, Cellist, Gregor Piatigorsky recalls meeting his hero, Pablo Casals, hailed as perhaps the greatest cellist of the twentieth century. Piatigorsky hoped… Read more »


READ IT, ep 9: The Christian Priest Today by Michael Ramsey

READ IT is a short podcast designed for busy ministry leaders that highlights a new book each week. This week, Steve takes a look at Michael Ramsey’s The Christian Priest Today.   Ramsey’s ideas about pastoral ministry are told in the language of a very particular tradition, and you may find yourself at odds with some… Read more »


From the Quote File

Our Forum for Pastors includes over 10 years of collected quotes and illustrations including this from Flannery O’Connor who writes to a friend on bearing the cross of belief. I think there is no suffering greater than what is caused by the doubts of those who want to believe. I know what torment this is,… Read more »


READ IT, ep. 8 Being Christian by Rowan Williams

READ IT is a short podcast designed for busy ministry leaders that highlights a new book each week. This week, Steve takes a look at Rowan Williams’ little book, Being Christian.         Williams sees the Christian church, everywhere and always, as embodying four basic practices: baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and prayer. Despite the wild… Read more »


READ IT, ep. 7 How (Not) to be Secular, James K.A. Smith

READ IT is a short podcast designed for busy ministry leaders that highlights a new book each week. This week, Steve takes a look at Jamie Smith’s How (Not) to be Secular.       As Smith channels Taylor and other philosophers from the late modern period, he also channels pop culture, weaving from one reference… Read more »