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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.
Mars Hill Elders' Letter of Confession
Former Mars Hill elders apologize to terminated pastors.
Pastoring Your Church through a Leader’s Misconduct
Tips for a redemptive response
WomenLeaders.com - Article
Though we felt relief to finally understand what had been propelling his perplexing conduct over the past year, his confession plunged the church into a season of chaos.
Stilling the Storm
A book review
WomenLeaders.com - Article
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
WomenLeaders.com - Article
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
WomenLeaders.com - Article
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
A Fake Girlfriend, a Cheater’s Confession, and Inauguration Day
Three recent events that matter to your ministry
WomenLeaders.com - Article
A Fake Girlfriend, a Cheater's Confession, and Inauguration Day. Three recent events that matter to your ministry. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 2. 0; tweet; email; print.
5 Steps to Take After Saying Something Stupid In Public
Mistakes should be acknowledged and fixed if possible. But don’t use it as a stick to beat yourself up.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Mistakes should be acknowledged and fixed if possible. But don't use it as a stick to beat yourself up.
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.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
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.
What Will the Church Do When the Freaks and Weirdos Show Up?
The Bible is thick with commands to welcome the stranger. But just how strange are we willing to welcome?
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
The Bible is thick with commands to welcome the stranger. But just how strange are we willing to welcome?
When Evil Strikes: A Christian Answer to 'Isn’t Religion the Problem?'
With so much evil done in the name of religion, how is being a Christian any different?
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
With so much evil done in the name of religion, how is being a Christian any different?
Avoiding Pitfalls in Ministry through Social Media
When we engage online, we face temptation to make too much or too little of ourselves
WomenLeaders.com - Article
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.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
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
Virtual Confession
Giving Grace Away
Hero or thief, I need the power of confession
WomenLeaders.com - Article
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.
Pastoring Racists
In my church community, the roots of racial sin run deep.
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.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
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.
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