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John Ed Mathison has been a fixture in leadership for years. After 36 years serving as senior pastor of Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church in Montgomery, John Ed and several close friends began praying about the next season of ministry. Out of those prayers came the formation of John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministries. Since 2008, this ministry has grown and ministers to a wide range of pastors, leaders and world changers all over the globe. John Ed travels and speaks to groups of leaders, sharing with them the best leadership practices that he has developed over the last 45 years. Journey Magazine recently sat down with John Ed to pick his brain on leadership and the new generation of emerging leaders. 

Published in Articles
Thursday, 06 June 2013 12:55

When It Looks Like God Has Failed Us

We are told that God is faithful, that he always keeps his promises. As long as our experience of God lines up with such beliefs, all is well. But what if it appears that God has not kept his word? Or what if he fails to meet certain expectations that we had of him as the all-powerful God of love?

Published in Articles
Thursday, 06 June 2013 12:34

Understanding Emotions

It is often said that it is love that makes the world go round. But love is only one of many emotions that can lead us into action. For example, fear, anger, delight and sorrow can be powerful motivating emotions as well. Rarely do people come to counseling unless they are troubled by a powerful emotion.

Published in Counselors Corner
Thursday, 06 June 2013 12:25

Hope in a Post-Christian Age

The era in which we live has been described as “post-Christian”, and there is significant research that shows the numbers of people who are religiously unaffiliated, also known as the “nones”.  Several months ago, I wrote about that group of people, which could be as high as 1 out of 5 members of our population.

Published in Bob Crittendon
Thursday, 06 June 2013 12:11

Going back to work and Investing

Q. I’m a stay-at-home mom now, and my husband brings home $2,600 a month. We’re trying to get out of debt, but we need more money coming in. I want to go back to work, but emotionally part of me feels like I should stay home with our 2-year-old daughter. What do you think?

Published in Dave Ramsey Says
Thursday, 06 June 2013 12:04

Have You Heard From God Lately?

All of us who follow Jesus and are in love with Him long to hear His voice.  He promised, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me” (St. John 10:27).  Many times we wonder how can we hear the voice of God?  The answer lies in an obscure passage from one of the Minor Prophets in the Old Testament, the Book of Habakkuk: 

Published in Pastor's Perspective
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