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Why I Confessed My Sins to a Jesuit Priest
Even though I’m a Protestant pastor.
The experience of confession was different when it required me to humble myself before God in the presence of another person. It was transformative. Confession as spiritual discipline.
Stilling the Storm
A book review
Additional chapters flesh out the nuances of these types and offer examples of how congregational lament can be a balm to crisis and corporate confession and reconciliation can heal
We Were Seduced by Power
Five pastors confess their temptations to manipulate, control, and cling to worldly significance.
When Loving Your Sheep Hurts
How I found healing after betrayal in ministry
It was a shocking confession that came after a deep betrayal in ministry. Someone I loved had turned on me with terrible accusations and lies, attempting to humiliate and discredit me.
Jesus' Outreach Strategy Is Not Like Ours
He renames and remakes sinners–and we can join him
we like them even more, don't we? For the record, I don't for one moment expect my confession to play out that way. Not only do I feel equally dorky and
Perry Noble, NewSpring Church and Our Obsession with Numbers
Our numbers obsession continues to leave victims in its wake. Now Perry Noble and the tens of thousands of members of NewSpring church are on the list of walking wounded.
This was wrong and sinful, and I'm truly sorry.". An Unhealthy Obsession with Numbers. It is a heartfelt confession. I can't imagine how difficult it must have been to write.
Avoiding Pitfalls in Ministry through Social Media
When we engage online, we face temptation to make too much or too little of ourselves
I recently had a friend tell me she had a secret confession. I prepared myself for a dark, soulish experience, but instead I heard her whisper her desire to start a blog. Seriously?
Thank You, Pastor
Church leaders get a lot of criticism. So I want to express my appreciation.
Are We More Invested In Bringing People to Church? Or to Jesus?
Church attendance should be a tool to help people draw closer to Jesus. Not the other way around.
Not the other way around. by Karl Vaters. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 2. Image: R/DV/RS | Flickr. 0; tweet; email; print. I have a confession to make. As
Giving Grace Away
Hero or thief, I need the power of confession
Giving Grace Away. Hero or thief, I need the power of confession. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 2. 0; tweet; email; print. I don't know why public confession is so powerful.
Ashley Madison and the Danger of Glamorizing the Sin We Denounce
Exposing someone to a previously unknown opportunity to sin makes us foolhardy at best, and co-conspirators at worst.
Have an affair." And the front door was literally at my fingertips. Relax, this is not a confession. I didn't go to the website. Not even for “research” or “to know how to pray better.”.
Token Appearance vs. Real Presence
Are you here? Really here?
Would you hear my confession?". People sought him out because none of us were sure that the buildings on either side of us would not collapse without warning.