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Thoughts on the Daviess-McLean Baptist Association Decision
about Pleasant Valley Community Church
Part 2: Reflections on the Significance of What Happened

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Thoughts on the Daviess-McLean Baptist Association Decision
about Pleasant Valley Community Church
Part 2: Reflections on the Significance of What Happened

By Dr. Lemke, Provost, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics, occupying the McFarland Chair of Theology, Director of the Baptist Center for Theology and Ministry, and Editor of the Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Reflections on the Daviess-McLean Decision In Part 1, I shared my perceptions (from admittedly incomplete […]

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The Five Most Important Interpersonal Relationship Skills for Pastors:
#4: Gratitude

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The Five Most Important Interpersonal Relationship Skills for Pastors:
#4: Gratitude

By Joe McKeever, Preacher, former Pastor of seven churches, and retired Director of Missions at the Baptist Association of Greater New Orleans.   This is the fourth in a series of five articles on interpersonal relationship skills essential to ministers. The first is “The Ability to Listen.” The second is “Assertion.” The third is “Humor.” […]

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Thoughts on the Daviess-McLean Baptist Association Decision
about Pleasant Valley Community Church
Part 1: Attempting to Analyze What Actually Happened

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Thoughts on the Daviess-McLean Baptist Association Decision
about Pleasant Valley Community Church
Part 1: Attempting to Analyze What Actually Happened

By Dr. Lemke, Provost, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics, occupying the McFarland Chair of Theology, Director of the Baptist Center for Theology and Ministry, and Editor of the Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. News stories from the Western Recorder, from Associated Baptist Press, and Baptist Press reported last […]

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The Five Most Important Interpersonal Relationship Skills for Pastors:
#3: Humor

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The Five Most Important Interpersonal Relationship Skills for Pastors:
#3: Humor

By Joe McKeever, Preacher, former Pastor of seven churches, and retired Director of Missions at the Baptist Association of Greater New Orleans.   This is the third in a series of five articles on interpersonal relationship skills essential to ministers. The first is “The Ability to Listen.” The second is “Assertion.” “Preacher,” said the fellow […]

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The Five Most Important Interpersonal Relationship Skills for Pastors:
#2: Assertion

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The Five Most Important Interpersonal Relationship Skills for Pastors:
#2: Assertion

By Joe McKeever, Preacher, former Pastor of seven churches, and retired Director of Missions at the Baptist Association of Greater New Orleans.   This is the second in a series of five articles on interpersonal relationship skills essential to ministers. The first was “The Ability to Listen.” Today, I picked up the phone and called […]

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