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Leave Me Alone So I Can Do Ministry!
When productivity replaces hospitality, we miss the point of pastoring.
Perhaps the most dangerous temptations through which an inhospitable spirit takes root in my heart are the simplest, the most human: impatience, defensiveness, pride, and fear.
CT Pastors' Top 16 Articles of 2016
From ministry temptations to high callings, here is this year's best training and wisdom for pastors.
7. The Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Your Sermon. by Abram Kielsmeier-Jones. From research to outline, and everything in between. 6. My Top 10 Resources on Pastoral Care.
Can We Stop the Fall from Grace?
It’s unwise to believe we can fight temptation in our own power.
I had already been praying daily for my husband and for myself to be protected from temptations, but this was a reminder not to let up because Satan wasn't going to stop.
We Were Seduced by Power
Five pastors confess their temptations to manipulate, control, and cling to worldly significance.
3 Temptations of Leadership: Abuse of Power
Often masked as something else, the sin of leaders can hide in plain sight
3 Temptations of Leadership: Abuse of Power. Often masked as something else, the sin of leaders can hide in plain sight. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print.
3 Temptations of Leadership: Envy
It’s just one of the respectable sins we find easy to hide while it poisons us
3 Temptations of Leadership: Envy. 0; tweet; email; print. Christian leaders struggle with all sorts of temptations. We fool ourselves if we think otherwise.
The Year of Fear
How do we minister amid terrorist attacks, racial violence, and the most polarized election in memory?
their tastes, preferences, and political leanings. And the temptations of “image management” are subtle but powerful. “These digital tools extend the pastor's
3 Temptations of Leadership: Pride
Watch out for the many faces of this destructive sin
3 Temptations of Leadership: Pride. Watch out for the many faces of this destructive sin. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print. In an op-ed
The Church's Next 10,000 Years
When considering the future, could our vision be much too small?
In our congregations, the people who come on Sunday are facing temptations wildly different from those of our grandparents' generation—technologies and trends that are all new and
When One of Us Falls
5 pastors share how they react when a high-profile Christian leader has a moral failing.
And, is it fueling some of these temptations? I believe it is. “Vulnerable to Temptation”. Mandy Smith is lead pastor of University Christian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Rise Up, Part 1
What young women need from their leaders
Though the risk of a fiery furnace now looks more like the darts and bullets of cultural temptations, these women are ready and willing to do life differently than their young adult
When to Be Vulnerable
God can use your brokenness to help others.
I wrote an article for a magazine from a women's perspective; pointing out that sexual struggles are not just a "male problem"— women have many of the same temptations.
Top 10 in 2014
A list of our most popular reads last year
By Jill Briscoe. 3. Mental Illness and the Church. By Gillian Marchenko. 4. 3 Temptations of Leadership: Abuse of Power. By Marlena Graves. 5. Who's Holding up Your Arms?
How Women Are Uniquely Gifted for Leadership
We are specially equipped for ministry.
It's this weird upside-down kingdom privilege, granting women holy access in the lives of others. 3. Get Thee Behind Me: Avoiding (Some) Temptations.
What Not to Wear--Part 2
One (compassion): kneel—weeping—next to his bedside and beg God to deliver him from the temptations of a lust-provoking world; or two (rage): pick up the baseball bat (we keep one
Praying for Our Prodigals
He whispers not-so-sweet nothings in our ears. He beguiles us with our best temptations. He spray paints the nearby grass a beautiful shade of green. He tells us we deserve the best.
Why God Created Women
My chocolate contralto felt odd and out of place. I didn't know any women with male friends without brow-furrowed conversations about boundaries and inevitable temptations.