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I've been a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America since 1984, currently serving as the founding pastor of Community of Grace in Peoria, AZ. My wife, Jan and I, were married in 1979. We raised two kids and currently have 3 grandkids. I love to ride my bike, travel, read British Mysteries, and Disneyland. I have written 6 books, including my newest--Searching for Tom Sawyer: How Parents and Congregations Can Stop the Exodus of Boys From Church. My website: www.TimWrightMinistries.org.


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Why Dads Are Essential: A Podcast with Rick Johnson

By Tim Wright on June 8, 2016

In 2001, bestselling author and speaker Rick Johnson founded Better Dads, based on the urgent need to empower men to lead and serve in their families and communities. Rick’s books have expanded his work to include influencing the whole family,…

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The Game Plan for Fatherhood

By Tim Wright on June 7, 2016

Hey, dads, The game plan for dynamic fatherhood can be summarized as follows:  to look your son or daughter in the eyes as they grow and continually say to them —Follow me as I follow Jesus! Another way of saying…

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Are Christians Really Called to Make Jesus Famous?

By Tim Wright on May 31, 2016

I recently started reading a book where the author claims that part of the call of the Church is to make Jesus famous. This on the heels of a strategic planning session our congregation is going to through in part…

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The Purpose of Boys: A Podcast with Dr. Michael Gurian

By Tim Wright on May 26, 2016

Dr. Michael Gurian has spent the last 30 years of his life writing and speaking about the wonder and purpose of boys.  Using brain science research, his experience as a therapist, and best practices, Michael is the leading advocate for…

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Your Sunday School Program is Working…But Does it Work? (Check out the Quote from a Millennial!)

By Tim Wright on May 24, 2016

If you run Sunday school/Children’s Church concurrently with worship, it may be working well. The kids have a place to hear the Gospel at their level. The adults have a place where they can hear the Gospel at their level…and…

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The Stories Behind Your Favorite Christian Artists: A Podcast with Stan Moser

By Tim Wright on May 24, 2016

Amy Grant.  Andrae’ Crouch.  Chris Christian.  Larnelle Harris.  Sandi Patti.  Michael W. Smith.  Larry Norman.  Stan Moser, the President of CCM United, had a front row seat for the birth of Contemporary Christian Music as an executive with Word Records.…

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Why Men Hate Going to Church: A Podcast with David Murrow

By Tim Wright on May 24, 2016

David Murrow is the author of Why Men Hate Going to Church. Few people have their finger on the pulse of the men’s crisis in our churches like David does.   If you don’t see the media player below, click here to listen to…

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Boys and Girls Learn Differently–A Podcast with Dr. Michael Gurian

By Tim Wright on May 20, 2016

Dr. Michael Gurian is the New York Times Best-Selling Author behind books like The Wonder of Boys; The Mind of Boys; The Purpose of Boys; The Wonder of Girls, and Boys and Girls Learn Differently. Michael talks with me about his starting point…

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Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head: A Podcast with Legendary Singer BJ Thomas

By Tim Wright on May 20, 2016

BJ Thomas: Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head.  Hooked on a Feeling.  Rock and Roll Lullaby.  Home Where I Belong.  Another Done Somebody Wrong Song.  Mighty Clouds of Joy.  I Just Can’t Help Believing. 5 Grammy awards.  #1 songs in…

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How to Overcome Anxiety–A Podcast with Tim Wright and Dr. Gregg Jantz

By Tim Wright on May 20, 2016

I’ve struggled with an anxiety disorder for over 30 years.  Over those years I’ve learned some invaluable lessons for managing and living above anxiety.  My good friend, Dr. Gregg Jantz, lends his insights to mine on this podcast.   If…

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