Author Archives: Roger

About Roger

Roger lives in North Pole, Alaska, where he has served as Youth Pastor for 8 years. Married to his partner in life Kimberly, Roger enjoys being a family man and has two amusing children, the toddler Hollister Dean, and the baby Sterling Grace.

Alaskans, Clergy, and Mandated Reporting 3 of 3

Alaska law should no longer remain quiet on this issue; we must bolster our clergy by giving them a mandated legal avenue to pursue justice, healing, and safety. Continue reading

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Wednesday Wish Book: Outreach Magazine

This is a resource that only discovered a few days ago. They put out a yearly report called the “Outreach 100” which lists the top 100 fastest growing churches in America and peer into the practices that these churches have in common. Continue reading

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Alaskans, Clergy, and Manditory Reporting 2 of 3

For clergy this issue of confidentiality goes much deeper than just keeping secrets. As a doctrine of some faiths, clergy are obligated to maintain privileged communications. In Christian denominations this is especially true, where the idea of confidence is directly implied in the practice of confession. Continue reading

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“I quit being a Chrisitan. I’m out. In the name of Christ…” (Anne Rice)

This trend has been a cop-out for many budding Christians. When things don’t go the way you expected just cite, “Jesus is my homeboy” and walk away from church thinking that Christianity is separate from the Church. Sadly, it’s not. Continue reading

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Wednesday Wish Book

I’m starting a new blog entry, Wednesday Wish Book, where I’ll post things that I would like to get for Christmas. To my wife, this is a great place to start. 🙂
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Church Growth and the Pert Formula

The prospect of doubling in two years(8 quarters) is daunting for any church; however, using A=Pert we can provide a realistic set of goals. Continue reading

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Alaskans, Clergy, and Mandated Reporting 1 of 3

Because Alaska has struggled with the issue of child abuse by clergy for so long, I find it fascinating that we are on the short-list of states which have yet to address the issue of clergy-penitent privilege and the mandated reporting of child abuse. Continue reading

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