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Moving Forward After a Difficult Week
Unity may indeed be needed after the election, but it’s okay to grieve first.
Biblical lament comes through sorrow and moves toward repentance with the hope or restoration. My temptation is to analyze, shout, argue, demand, and advise on one hand.
We Were Seduced by Power
Five pastors confess their temptations to manipulate, control, and cling to worldly significance.
I am not alone. Tyler Johnson, lead pastor of Redemption Church Arizona. In ministry there is a consistent temptation to make a name for yourself. Like
What Tech Should My Church Get?
A hasty technology purchase can cost you big time down the road.
Savage at Valley Springs agrees: “There is an easy temptation, particularly in churches, to value engineer technology purchases in a way that is detrimental to ministry.
Ladies Who Lunch—with Men
Do your coworkers follow the Billy Graham Rule?
The “rule” goes something like this: to avoid temptation, or the appearance thereof, it has been said that Billy Graham never meets with a woman alone.
Tempted to Compare
One scan of social media left me feeling defeated.
into dangerous negative thought patterns. And ministry leaders have the added temptation of comparing their ministry to others'. I came home once from
Why I Don’t Trust New Year’s Resolutions or 10-Year Plans
Innovation has more room to breathe when we’re operating within God’s seasons instead of on our schedules.
We need to avoid the temptation to add “God said it” to our ideas and schedules – as good as they may be. But we need to avoid the temptation to add
Sister, You Are Not a Mistake
The church needs you and your gifts.
Among the evangelical women I have interviewed, most experienced little interaction with the men in their classes, and were even treated as a sexual temptation.
Mentoring Is More than Teaching
It’s actually a lot more like mothering.
I just knew it would be a great help as she faced this temptation. Nothing, of course. But when we're fighting a serious battle against temptation, we might need something more.
Rest Is Not an Option
The dangerous effects of our fast-paced lives on ministry
In other words, willpower is so weak, and the prefrontal cortex is so overtaxed, that all it takes is five extra bits of information before the brain starts to give in to temptation.".
Can We Stop the Fall from Grace?
It’s unwise to believe we can fight temptation in our own power.
Can We Stop the Fall from Grace? It's unwise to believe we can fight temptation in our own power. That's an easy one to answer—SIN. The bottom line is, sin is real. So is temptation.
The Year of Fear
How do we minister amid terrorist attacks, racial violence, and the most polarized election in memory?
“These digital tools extend the pastor's influence, but they also increase the temptation of platform building and self-promotion,” says Kyle Rohane, managing editor of CTPastors.com.
No Turning Back
Like Daniel, follow God regardless of who’s following you
When aspiring to lead, when entrusted with a leadership role, when seen as a leader, each one of us faces a huge temptation. It's the temptation to believe leading is the goal.
We Are Called to Desire (Part 1)
4 unfounded fears that come with wanting
gagged. And in one sense, desire is to be blamed for sin. James told us in his epistle that evil desires can lure us into temptation (James 1:14-15). However
A dual temptation winks at every leader
A dual temptation winks at every leader. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 2. 0; tweet; email; print. I imagine that most of us would answer with an emphatic "No!" But the temptation is there.
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.
The temptation is to turn our nose up at our neighbor's offerings. For some of us, eating together is a risk. For others, it is a temptation to shame and judgment.
Lead Me On: Dodging Dogma
Like Moses, I must resist the temptation to add my own requirements to God’s
Lead Me On: Dodging Dogma. Like Moses, I must resist the temptation to add my own requirements to God's. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print.
This Easter, Let’s Tell a Better Story
A friendly encouragement to every pastor (including me) to get out of the way and let the cross stand alone this Easter.
Again. As pastors, we need to resist the temptation to trade down for good, but lesser stories. As pastors, we need to resist the temptation to trade down for good, but lesser stories.