Jeff Iorg: Pastor, author, teacher, leader
Dr. Iorg teaches leadership, preaching, and church ministry courses at Gateway Seminary. He speaks frequently on these subjects in conferences and other venues, including college campuses and leadership seminars. His publications include seven books: The Painful Side of Leadership, The Character of Leadership, Is God Calling Me?, The Case for Antioch, Seasons of a Leader’s Life, Unscripted, Ministry in the New Marriage Culture, and his latest, Leading Major Change in Your Ministry. Iorg has also written dozens of articles and curriculum materials.
Iorg is a graduate of Hardin Simmons University (B.A.), Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.). He is married to Ann, has three adult children, and four grandchildren. His hobbies include reading fiction, cheering on the Oregon Ducks, and searching for the world’s best barbeque restaurant.
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Governor Gavin Newsom recently placed a moratorium on the death penalty in California. No executions will take place while he is governor. Newsom declared in a written statement, “The intentional killing of another person is wrong. And as governor, I will not oversee the execution of any individual.”
Apparently, I’m controversial. At least some algorithm, written by someone with an agenda to sort out these things, thinks so.
The recent furor over full term abortion laws in New York and Virginia reminded me again how shortsighted many people are about the ramifications of their decisions. People being in favor of full term abortions should not be all that shocking. It’s the natural outcome of a decision-making process that affirms abortion as an acceptable birth control method. If babies are not human when they are nine days old, why are they more human at nine months? A person who holds to a consistent position on abortion is not constrained by the calendar.