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Identifying and resisting the things that cause you to stumble.

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Phil Vischer: God Doesn't Need You to Spaz Out in His Name

Phil Vischer: God Doesn't Need You to Spaz Out in His Name

Maybe sometimes, God wants you to be still instead.
Phil Vischer: He Who Has God and Many Things ...

Phil Vischer: He Who Has God and Many Things ...

Sometimes God just wants to know that he's still more important than your dream.
Phil Vischer: God Could Have ... But He Didn't

Phil Vischer: God Could Have ... But He Didn't

The way Phil Vischer lost it all.
Phil Vischer: I Was Going to Be Walt Disney

Phil Vischer: I Was Going to Be Walt Disney

Phil Vischer begins his story of gain and loss by describing the beginning of the Veggie Tales enterprise.
From Youth Minister to Felon

From Youth Minister to Felon

An article we never should have published.
My Small Group, Anonymous

My Small Group, AnonymousSubscriber Access Only

Where nobody knows your (last) name.
Sex Talk and God Talk

Sex Talk and God TalkSubscriber Access Only

Some people have an easier time talking about sex than about God.
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Our editors have compiled our best on Temptation topics from the archives. Here you'll find ground-breaking, honest, wise coverage that sets Leadership Journal apart.

The War Within

The War Within

Why THIS?
In Leadership's earliest years, this article evoked more responses than any other. Long before issues with pornography were discussed openly, one pastor anonymously shared the extent of his struggle with lust.
Strategies to Keep from Falling

Strategies to Keep from FallingSubscriber Access Only

Some practical steps can help maintain sexual purity and effective ministry.
Why THIS?
One of Leadership's most-requested pieces, this article outlines practical steps for avoiding the lure of a pervasive temptation.
DNF

DNFSubscriber Access Only

Many in ministry Did Not Finish. What can we do about that?
Why THIS?
Numerous ministries have been derailed by moral failures. Moral faithfulness requires accountability, honesty, and the acknowledgment of temptations.
Does Ministry Fuel Addictive Behavior?

Does Ministry Fuel Addictive Behavior?

Certain approaches to ministry lead to self-destruction.
Why THIS?
Written by a woman who witnessed the devastation of sexual addiction firsthand when her husband (a pastor) was convicted of a felony sexual offense, this article explores whether addictions are fostered by a life in ministry.
The Transparent Pastor

The Transparent Pastor

When a pastor struggles with an addiction, who needs to know?
Why THIS?
People respond to vulnerability and authenticity, but how much should a pastor share about his struggles? When a pastor is struggling with addictive behavior, who needs to know?
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The Prayer-Centered Church

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What it takes to lead a prayerful community.
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