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Confronting Sin
The Power of Women Helping Each Other
Follow the example of Harriet Tubman. - Article
Just as Tubman went back to help others, we must also "go back" and help those still enslaved by sin, those who are struggling with hardships, and those who need to be mentored.
When You Feel Like You Can Never Do Enough
How to follow a sacrificial Savior without losing yourself in ministry - Article
So when I became a Christian—which I did because I wanted to know God, not because I felt a lot of guilt for sin—I wasn't sure what to do when I learned I was sinner.
Lent for Leaders
In our effort to help others observe the season, we can fail to consider what we need. - Article
Perhaps you've noticed that some of your congregants use Lent as a way to gain God's favor rather than repenting of sin and consecrating themselves to God.
5 Passages Your Pastor Wishes You'd Stop Taking out of Context
How we get them wrong and what church leaders can do about it.
Connelly concludes, “We should care enough about our brothers and sisters to lay down our people pleasing, 'speaking the truth in love' into their sin to help them 'grow to become in
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
Exposing someone to a previously unknown opportunity to sin makes us foolhardy at best, and co-conspirators at worst. Does Emphasizing Sin Unintentionally Promote Sin?
Fellow Christian, I’m Going To Assume The Best Of You – Even If You Don’t Give Me The Same Courtesy
If we look for the worst in people, we’ll get bucketloads of it. If we look for the best, we’ll get that.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
Too often recently, I'm confronted by angry Christians – both online and in person – because I committed the supposed sin of commenting positively about someone who's been
Does Your Church Have the Right Model?
How to decide.
It wasn't through sexual sin, but through emotional abandonment.”. The Current Landscape. This smorgasbord of church strategies can be confusing and intimidating for church leaders.
The Root of Ministry Effectiveness
What every church leader should know about organizational culture - Article
Different ministries seemed to operate by different rules. It wasn't that the church hid a major sin or intentionally misled this leader during the search.
The Success Affair
Why do so many adulterous relationships begin when ministry is going well?
3. Pastors themselves think they are doingfine. Because of the results they are seeing, pastors may sell their own soul a piece at a time for the sake of success.
Keys to Preventing Adultery
Resisting sexual temptation involves taking practical steps and caring for your soul.
Many pastors feel like they can't admit to struggling with sexual sin. Does that play a role? What are some best practices for Christian leaders in guarding against sexual sin?
Let's Stop Adding ‘Yeah, But’ to Simple Declarations of Grace
Sometimes grace needs to take an uninterrupted victory lap through our lives.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
by Karl Vaters. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 2. Image: Bhope34 | Flickr. 0; tweet; email; print. Sin is real. But grace is stronger. That is also true when we talk about sin and grace.
My Struggle to Remain Faithful
I’m not shocked by leaders on the Ashley Madison list. - Article
It shocks us to hear that women leaders struggle with sexual sin, but it's more common than we know. So let me break the silence and tell you about my own struggles with sexual sin.
Advent: Waiting for Everything to Be as It Should
Including the church. - Article
This Advent, I've been singing O Holy Night with new fervor: Long lay the world in sin and error pining. 'Till he appeared and the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
Pastoring Your Church through a Leader’s Misconduct
Tips for a redemptive response - Article
Who Gets Told and How Much Do We Tell? When a pastor or key leader is caught in or admits sin, many pressing needs manifest simultaneously. Such
When Sin Works
Manipulation and coercion can help you succeed in ministry, but the tradeoff is hell.
So we do whatever it takes. How do you live in a world where sin works? What will happen after we obey this Jesus? What occurs after we crucify this sin within us?
Pastors: Don't Gloat Over Ashley Madison
The adulterer you condemn may be in your pews.
As Jesus shows us in challenging the woman caught in adultery to “Go and sin no more,” being caught does not preclude genuine repentance. Biblically
How to Spot Rising Women Leaders
If we want to see more women leaders in the church, we need to look for them. - Article
God's redemptive plan is to restore everything destroyed by sin, including male-female relationships. The church—and the world—need what women leaders uniquely offer.
We Are Called to Desire (Part 2)
4 unexpected gifts that come with wanting - Article
In a sermon titled “The Expulsive Power of a New Affection,” a 19th-century Scottish theologian argued that spiritual transformation is not simply about sin-avoidance.
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