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Diminish the Power of Negative Circumstances
Take control of your circumstances by changing your mindset.
In this lesser-known sermon, Dr. King suggests that one of the great temptations is to become too absorbed in our circumstances, which leads to the conclusion that changing our
Temptations in Ministry
Sinful behavior may be visible, but the source of that behavior is beneath the surface.
Temptations in Ministry. They are symptoms. Much deeper temptations are the root issues that make Christian leaders susceptible to the glory, the gold, and the girls.
We Were Seduced by Power
Five pastors confess their temptations to manipulate, control, and cling to worldly significance.
We Were Seduced by Power. Five pastors confess their temptations to manipulate, control, and cling to worldly significance. Jamin Goggin with Glenn
CT Pastors’ Top 17 Articles of 2017
This year’s best practical solutions and stories of ministry failure, temptation, and encouragement.
By Cara Meredith. 11. We Were Seduced by Power. Five pastors confess their temptations to manipulate, control, and cling to worldly significance. By
Our Best on Ministry’s Dangers, Toils, and Snares
9 tools to help you overcome the temptations of leadership.
Our Best on Ministry's Dangers, Toils, and Snares. 9 tools to help you overcome the temptations of leadership. Marshall Shelley. 0; tweet; link. share; share;
CT Pastors' Top 16 Articles of 2016
From ministry temptations to high callings, here is this year's best training and wisdom for pastors.
CT Pastors' Top 16 Articles of 2016. From ministry temptations to high callings, here is this year's best training and wisdom for pastors. 16. Temptations in Ministry. by Mike MacKenzie.
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
We asked questions like, “Have you faced any temptations today?” “How are things at home with your wife and kids?” “Did you cross any boundaries today, and if so, have you
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.
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.
The Success Affair
Why do so many adulterous relationships begin when ministry is going well?
behavior. 4. Spiritual attacks ramp up while spiritual vigilance goes down. Satan detests faithful ministry, so temptations and deception increase. Ministry
Who Exactly Am I Preaching To?
Crafting a message for your—yes your—congregation.
There are dangerous temptations in crafting applications. I'd like to address a few of those temptations and offer some lessons on what I've learned. Preaching to the Podcast.
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.
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 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
The Ever-Broadening Role of the Pastor
Over the centuries, shepherding a flock has gotten a bit more complicated.
In spiritual leadership, that means tending your own internal life: your relationship with God, the health of your soul, emotions, attitudes, ambitions, and temptations.
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
Why Multitasking May Fail Us
What church leaders should note from new research.
Matt Branaugh. 0; tweet. share. expand: email; print; save. 0; tweet; email; print. By their nature, church offices present numerous temptations to multitask. For
Flesh Pinched in the Cogs
When ministry expectations draw blood.
We have been promised that the world will reject our testimony, that there are spiritual forces at work to undermine our efforts, that temptations will keep us and our flock from following
Keys to Preventing Adultery
Resisting sexual temptation involves taking practical steps and caring for your soul.
To help us think through the sexual temptations leaders face, we talked to Michael Todd Wilson, author of the forthcoming book, Unburdened, the Christian Leader's Path to Sexual