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Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
For our first meeting, nine nervous yet brave men showed up to learn about how believers can recover from sexual brokenness and manage sexual addiction.
Moving Forward After a Difficult Week
Unity may indeed be needed after the election, but it’s okay to grieve first. - Article
On the other, it is to retreat to silent isolation in despair and hopelessness. Before I extend my voice, I will extend my undone heart and, even in my brokenness, make room for you.
How Churches Can Partner with Outside Counselors
It’s about supplementing, not replacing, pastoral care.
My relationships with churches begin in a variety of ways. Sometimes a partnership is born when one of my clients refers someone from a different church to meet with me.
Correcting Children's Teachers • Killing Church Committees • Pastoral Succession: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week. - Article
in kind. The cultivation of humility and brokenness before the Lord can guard us from the tendency to become judgmental, callous, and proud. Follow
People Aren't Projects
...and other lessons I learned as a rural pastor.
It began to dawn on me that while I had gotten quite good at analyzing brokenness and concocting plans to fix it, I had failed in the one thing needed. I had failed to love.
Before You Open Your Mouth
10 tips for “pre-public speaking” - Article
to yourself and crying as you go.” Anything I speak or preach on has been born out of a conviction of sin, an emotional discovery, or a story of God's faithfulness in my brokenness.
Feasting and Fellowship in the Age of Food Allergies
Eating can be a source of fellowship—but in a fallen and allergy-ridden world, it can also present challenges.
Through the Incarnation, Christ entered our bodily brokenness, and through his death, he was broken for us. At the Lord's table, we receive the benefit
Temptations in Ministry
Sinful behavior may be visible, but the source of that behavior is beneath the surface.
Retreat is, “When was the last time that you felt loved?” and then we further penetrate with the clarifying question, “When was the last time that you felt loved in your brokenness?” One of
Kyle Idleman: God Never Wastes What We Go Through
Helping people experience grace and embracing confession in pastoral ministry.
That's necessary so I can be healed and made whole. One of the most beautiful things I get to see as a pastor is how God's grace redeems brokenness. It redeems pain.
When You Feel Like A Failure (A Good Friday Reflection)
So much of Jesus’ life, ministry and message looked like a failure. Until the resurrection.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
So much of Jesus' life, ministry and message looked like a failure. Until the resurrection.
Leading with Grace
An interview with Pastor Noemi Saucedo Chavez - Article
exciting. Instead, the challenges were in shepherding individuals who continuously made choices that reflected unhealthy patterns of brokenness. The
5 Dumb Things Christians Must Stop Saying When Evil Strikes
When people are in pain, we need to resist the urge to speak too much. Uncomfortable silence is better than false platitudes.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
And we break it a little more every day. Evil acts, like the terrorism of last weekend, are prime evidence of that brokenness and of our inherent sinfulness. The sinfulness we all share.
The Leadership Strength of Vulnerability
In a moment of defenselessness, my husband became a great leader.
The hero always suffers a tragedy, and despite incredible odds, rises above the brokenness to become a hero. He encountered brokenness, but then he experienced God's healing.
Preaching Paradox and the Paradox of Preaching
Dangling questions can be more powerful than trite answers.
black and white. This is not a compromise but a growing understanding of the beauty and brokenness of our world and its systems. I have discovered
Ministry on the Alaskan Frontier
Curtis Ivanoff talks leadership and reconciliation in America’s most diverse census tract.
marginalized. That's Jesus' heart. Lamenting history, lamenting brokenness, is a significant part of the ministry of reconciliation we have been given. In
From the Small
In the body of Christ, the voices of the small and suffering need to be heard more clearly. By listening more intently.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
In the body of Christ, the voices of the small and suffering need to be heard more clearly. By listening more intently.
Ministry after the Massacre
150 days after the Orlando nightclub shooting, three pastors share how they’ve responded and what they’ve learned.
On the eleventh day, a first responder told Valo, “A man who lives in one of the houses behind Pulse is having an anxiety attack. Would one of you come down and help?”.
What Feeds Your Soul?
4 ways to redefine work as creativity instead of achievement - Article
God used my brokenness to make something beautiful. Soul rest. God transformed how I work and my choice of work by taking me on a journey to explore what feeds my soul.
Funeral for a Stranger
What to do—and what to avoid—when eulogizing someone you never met.
This is the essence of shepherding. All the training and reading and preparing equips us to press the Good News into the brokenness of life in a fallen world.
The Road to Emotional Health
How transforming your unhealthy interior transforms your leadership.
We began by working a five-day week, not a six-and-a-half-day week. Leading out of our brokenness and weaknesses became a core value. Loving
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