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Trustee and Obey: Ministry is Stewardship

When I trained as a lawyer, I learned the significant difference between the terms fee-simple and leasehold. Fee-simple endures into perpetuity. But in Irvine, California, next to where we lived, most of the land was on a 99-year leasehold. It made me realize that all of life is really on leasehold. We don’t own any […]

Love God and Love People

I have told my son, who is a young pastor, “There are just two things you need to do: Love God and love people.” If you do these two things, you will not go too far astray. Many younger pastors immediately try to assert their authority because they feel insecure. They try to change things […]

A Divine Trust

From the time I was first selected to serve as general secretary of the Assemblies of God—one of America’s largest Protestant denominations—I made it a practice to write a letter to anyone elected as superintendent of one of our districts or president of an AG college. Each time, I shared a Greek fable that Aesop […]