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Changing the Conversation about Holiness
Jess Connolly on calling, co-leading a church, and challenging people to be more in awe of God
To let them watch us need Jesus, which means letting them watch us sin, letting them watch us have bad days, have weak days, and find hope in him, find favor in him.
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Find Your Prophetic Voice
First steps you can take to learn to speak out against injustice
of Robert E. Lee condemned racism at the Video Music Awards on MTV, stating, "As a pastor, it is my moral duty to speak out against racism, America's original sin." He admitted, “I wish
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
recover. I began to attend a men's ministry at Vineyard Columbus that helped men who struggle with sexual sin. I wives. God Redeemed My Sin. After
Is Your Church Healthy for People with Mental Illness?
3 ways your congregation can embrace those with mental disorders.
I feel so alone at church. I invite people over for meals and try to make friends. But when they find out that I am bipolar, they either preach to me about sin and healing or ignore me.
The Power of Women Helping Each Other
Follow the example of Harriet Tubman.
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
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.
Social Media Sin?
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Lent for Leaders
In our effort to help others observe the season, we can fail to consider what we need.
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.
"You're Going to Die," and 22 Other Small Group Icebreakers
Reinvigorate your Bible study—and expose its total depravity!
Is their life better than yours? What hidden sin would you not like to confess tonight? Luther said to "sin boldly." What font type would you use to sin? You're going to die.
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.
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?
Keys to Preventing Adultery
Resisting sexual temptation involves taking practical steps and caring for your soul.
leaders. What is it about ministry that can be fertile soil for this kind of sin? have. It makes leaders ripe for indiscretion, poor moral judgment, and secret sin.
The Root of Ministry Effectiveness
What every church leader should know about organizational culture
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.
Advent: Waiting for Everything to Be as It Should
Including the church.
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
My Struggle to Remain Faithful
I’m not shocked by leaders on the Ashley Madison list.
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.
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
When Sin Works
Manipulation and coercion can help you succeed in ministry, but the tradeoff is hell.
When Sin Works. Manipulation and coercion can help you succeed in ministry, but the tradeoff is hell. Chris Nye. 0; sometimes works.”. Sin's practical power. For
The Call to Stand Fast
What the church needs most from those whom God has called to lead.
We believe that God's Spirit continues to hover over the chaos of the world's evil and our sin, shaping a new creation and new creatures. Dry bones. We see sin and judgment on the sin.