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Did 2016 Expose America's (And the Church's) Fame Addiction?
The church should be providing a counter-cultural balance to our fame obsession. Instead, we're feeding into it.
Church & CultureDecember 30, 2016. Did 2016 Expose America's (And the Church's) Fame Addiction? The church should be providing a counter-cultural
Lent for Leaders
In our effort to help others observe the season, we can fail to consider what we need.
Perhaps, you're battling an addiction of some kind that you haven't admitted, even to yourself. Or maybe you have deep-seated anger toward others or yourself.
Hollowed Out, Hallowed In
Leading during a time of personal trauma
It involved my discovery of decades-long drug and alcohol abuse, addiction, and mental health disorders in an immediate family member. Addiction. Mental health disorders.
Offer Support, Not Shame
10 Things I’ve Learned while Walking with Wives of Sexual Offenders
Now is the time for raw and regular conversations about healthy sexuality, sexual addiction, and sexual sin. Now is the time to ramp up our best practices and protective policies.
What Tommy Taught Me
Our church’s walk with a homeless man marked us indelibly.
Particularly, as we share in the burdens of people living through homelessness, addiction, and absolute loneliness, we learn that we must love them not only in life but in death too.
The Church that Drinks Together
In our town, refusing to drink alcohol may be a bigger stumbling block than serving it.
In this context, perhaps it's no surprise that, in our small congregation, we have people with wine memberships and people who work at wineries. Some members brew their own beer.
How Pride Destroys Leadership, Part 2
I repeated Hezekiah’s mistakes—and learned the same lessons
My intentions were to serve God with a pure heart and love people, but my actions were fed by underlying pride and approval addiction, producing artificial results.
When Sin Works
Manipulation and coercion can help you succeed in ministry, but the tradeoff is hell.
agenda. Our addiction to sin lies in its ability to give us exactly what we want. “You will be like God,” the serpent says. Ah yes, like God, but not with him.
Leadership, the AA Way
Getting real and leading authentically
sober life. Her appraisal of herself, both in addiction and recovery, was gut-level honest. Yet she possessed strength that gave her an almost regal air. A