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Alan Rudnick
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Pastor, author, blogger, and speaker
Pastor, author, blogger, and speaker

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Starbucks green cups ruins everything

Last year, it was Christians protesting Starbucks red cups. This year it’s Starbucks green cups and people are protesting again. What’s going on? In the midst of this crazy election season, Starbucks released a green cup that was, according to the CEO,…

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South Park’s 20th season featured the appearance of a cluster of unusual characters: Member berries. These little edible high-pitched grape-like fruits reclaim such nostalgic remembrances as “Member Chewbacca again?” “Aw yeah I love to member Chewbacca!”,…

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Webinar: 4 Keys to a healthy church staff dynamic

Watch and listen to my Judson Press webinar “4 Keys to a Healthy Church Staff Dynamic”. If you are a youth, children’s, music, or associate pastor check out my book, The Work of the Associate Pastor. Judson Press is running a 35% off deal via their…

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Pastoral confession: I'm not okay

“Pastor Appreciation Month” is October and there is something you need to know about your pastoral leader. There is a clearly defined point in every pastor’s ministry that they find themselves in a deep hole. It is a deep hole that is created in the soul…

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15 years ago Saturday Night Live helped heal after September 11

With the 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001 here, many Americans are sorting through their minds and hearts.  How have I changed from 15 years ago? What do I feel when I think of September 11, 2001?  Where was I on that fateful day? Why am I still…

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Several weeks ago, I published “10 most painful comments as a pastor” and said I would follow up with “10 most helpful comments as a pastor.” After 10 years of full-time ordained ministry, I can say that I’ve been encouraged by some incredible people.…

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How to stop, pray, and respond to Dallas shooting

The gun violence this week is unbelievable. Unnecessary killings. Alton Sterling. Philando Castile. Many more unreported shootings. And now, 5 Dallas law enforcement officers are dead and 7 more injured. As Black Lives Matter protesters and others were…

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Social media reactions to the Orlando shooting

As I watched the news of the Orlando shooting unfold on television, CNN interviewed a man who came to the scene to try to find his friends. Although it was painful to watch, the man said something that struck me. He said, “Just pray for us.”  Here is a…

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The 10 most painful comments directed at me as a pastor

I was recently  when leaders in my current church told me that they wanted to celebrate the 10th anniversary of my ordination. 10 years? Has it been 10 years of full-time ordained ministry as a pastor? I am very thankful that congregation I serve took the…

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Do you know your emerging community?

When I was a pastor in a small town, there were a great sense of community. There were Memorial Day remembrances, firehouse breakfasts, ham dinners, the Holiday parade, the annual Day of Prayer, Rotary meetings, and community trash pick-up days. Many…
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