Resources by Benjamin Vrbicek

Benjamin Vrbicek is a teaching pastor at Community Evangelical Free Church in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He and Brooke have six kids. He blogs at Fan and Flame, tweets at @BenjaminVrbicek, and is the author of Don’t Just Send a Resume and Struggle Against Porn.

Feb 13, 2018

When Should a Pastor Address a Current Event? by Benjamin Vrbicek

When pastors major on the urgent, we can inadvertently lead people to forget that “the word of our God will stand forever.” 

Jun 5, 2019

When Self-Preservation Becomes Our God by Benjamin Vrbicek

The problem is when self-preservation becomes an ultimate thing, when safety becomes a god. 

Mar 28, 2017

The Gospel in 140 Characters by Benjamin Vrbicek

The gospel is bigger than the universe, but can it be tweeted in 140 characters or less?

Jul 5, 2016

Thank God for Spiritual Grandfathers

Thoughts on Wayne Grudem

Lasting pastoral influence and legacies are marked by both humilty and service.

Sep 3, 2019

Run Like the Wind from Sexual Sin by Benjamin Vrbicek

If you genuinely believe sexual sin is wrong and it keeps you from experiencing joy in God, then what?

Nov 22, 2019

Pastor, Don’t Interview like Michael Scott by Benjamin Vrbicek

Interviewing can be a rough experience for most pastors, but it doesn’t have to be. 

Dec 26, 2015

Pastoral Transplant Criteria by Benjamin Vrbicek

From watching the organ donation process, I’ve learned how seriously doctors take matching the right donor with the right person in need. They do this because the better the match is across all of their criteria, the higher the chance of a successful transplant. As pastors, we can learn from this.

May 9, 2019

Making the Faith Your Own is Not Making Up Your Own Faith by Benjamin Vrbicek

There are secret things, and there are revealed things, but the faith once for all delivered is not a secret thing.

Jul 5, 2018

Jumping the Shark and the Trajectory of Sin by Benjamin Vrbicek

Over time, our increasing conformity to the image of Christ makes us more human in all the ways we are meant to be human, not less.

Mar 16, 2018

Blogging For God's Glory by Benjamin Vrbicek

There is a certain quality Christians should strive for as we represent God to the world.