Edward J. Vasicek

"Author, pastor, columnist"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (41 of 46)
Location: Kokomo, IN USA
In My Own Words:
I am the Pastor of Highland Park Church in Kokomo, Indiana, where I have served since 1983. I am originally from the Chicago suburbs. You can peruse the website to read my many articles and prayers.

I also write a a weekly editorial for the daily paper, "The Kokomo Tribune" and have written over 550 published articles since 1999, some of which are posted on their website.

I graduated from Mort… Read more

I have many interests, including Bible, The Jewish Roots of Christianity, 1920's and early 30's music, and cooking.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 318,151 - Total Helpful Votes: 41 of 46
Staff Your Church for Growth: Building Team Minist&hellip by Gary L. McIntosh
As the pastor of a church with an average attendance of 200, our church board decided that it was time for us to consider hiring a second pastoral staff member. We had little idea of what to look for in a second staff member. So I purchased this book to find some direction, and I was not disappointed.
McIntosh offers some clear opinions that were helpful and well reasoned. Ideally, the second staff member should be someone very different from the senior pastor. The idea is to compliment him, not replicate him.
The first four chapters touched on this subject. He did seem to lean too much for my liking upon the opinions of Lyle Schaller (who writes from a mainline denominational… Read more
First And Second Samuel (Daily by David F. Payne
First And Second Samuel (Daily by David F. Payne
David Payne has written a balanced commentary useful for pastors, teachers, or serious students of Scripture. It is conservative, does a fine job of interpretting the text without becoming tedious (sticks with English), and is exceptionally strong in drawing out principles for application.
If you are familiar with I and II Samuel, you are aware of the complex web of relationships within the book. Payne untangles them and provides clarity and solid analysis.
As a pastor of 25 years, I have preached through I and II Samuel on three occasions, and I have found this to be the most helpful of my commentaries. Highly recommended.
How to Be a Gentleman: A Contemporary Guide to Com&hellip by John Bridges
What it means to be a "gentlemen" is always a matter of opinion. But John Bridges offers us a well-balanced path, addressing most areas of life in a brief 150 page book filled with brief statements, such as, "A gentlemen never tells jokes that may embarass other people, even if those other people are not in the room." The entire book is made up of similar directive sayings (no paragraphs), which is fine with me. It gets the authors points across quickly and clearly.
The chapter titles include, A Gentlemen Experiences Real Life, A Gentlemen Gets Dressed, A Gentlemen Goes to Dinner, A Gentlemen Says the Right Thing, A Gentlemen Gives A Party, A Gentlemen Goes to A… Read more