Confronting the Toxic Power in Me
High-profile stories of fallen pastors can distract us from ourselves or hold up a mirror to our souls.
ought to be lamented. Yet they should also serve as occasions to open our hearts to the truth of our own temptations toward power. Perhaps we have
The Ministry of Absence
Why Henri Nouwen warned pastors about becoming "too available."
Temptations to seek the approval of others or merely avoid conflict or disappointment are poor justifications for denying those we serve the necessary opportunity to experience the
Diminish the Power of Negative Circumstances
Take control of your circumstances by changing your mindset.
In this lesser-known sermon, Dr. King suggests that one of the great temptations is to become too absorbed in our circumstances, which leads to the conclusion that changing our
Temptations in Ministry
Sinful behavior may be visible, but the source of that behavior is beneath the surface.
Temptations in Ministry. They are symptoms. Much deeper temptations are the root issues that make Christian leaders susceptible to the glory, the gold, and the girls.
We Were Seduced by Power
Five pastors confess their temptations to manipulate, control, and cling to worldly significance.
We Were Seduced by Power. Five pastors confess their temptations to manipulate, control, and cling to worldly significance. Jamin Goggin with Glenn
Our Best on Ministry’s Dangers, Toils, and Snares
9 tools to help you overcome the temptations of leadership.
Our Best on Ministry's Dangers, Toils, and Snares. 9 tools to help you overcome the temptations of leadership. Marshall Shelley. 0; tweet; link. share; share.
CT Pastors' Top 16 Articles of 2016
From ministry temptations to high callings, here is this year's best training and wisdom for pastors.
CT Pastors' Top 16 Articles of 2016. From ministry temptations to high callings, here is this year's best training and wisdom for pastors. 16. Temptations in Ministry. by Mike MacKenzie.
CT Pastors’ Top 17 Articles of 2017
This year’s best practical solutions and stories of ministry failure, temptation, and encouragement.
By Cara Meredith. 11. We Were Seduced by Power. Five pastors confess their temptations to manipulate, control, and cling to worldly significance. By
Can We Stop the Fall from Grace?
It’s unwise to believe we can fight temptation in our own power.
I had already been praying daily for my husband and for myself to be protected from temptations, but this was a reminder not to let up because Satan wasn't going to stop.
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
We asked questions like, “Have you faced any temptations today?” “How are things at home with your wife and kids?” “Did you cross any boundaries today, and if so, have you
Leave Me Alone So I Can Do Ministry!
When productivity replaces hospitality, we miss the point of pastoring.
Perhaps the most dangerous temptations through which an inhospitable spirit takes root in my heart are the simplest, the most human: impatience, defensiveness, pride, and fear.
3 Temptations of Leadership: Envy
It’s just one of the respectable sins we find easy to hide while it poisons us
3 Temptations of Leadership: Envy. 0; tweet; email; print. Christian leaders struggle with all sorts of temptations. We fool ourselves if we think otherwise.
Who Exactly Am I Preaching To?
Crafting a message for your—yes your—congregation.
There are dangerous temptations in crafting applications. I'd like to address a few of those temptations and offer some lessons on what I've learned. Preaching to the Podcast.
3 Temptations of Leadership: Pride
Watch out for the many faces of this destructive sin
3 Temptations of Leadership: Pride. Watch out for the many faces of this destructive sin. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print. In an op-ed
3 Temptations of Leadership: Abuse of Power
Often masked as something else, the sin of leaders can hide in plain sight
3 Temptations of Leadership: Abuse of Power. Often masked as something else, the sin of leaders can hide in plain sight. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print.
The Year of Fear
How do we minister amid terrorist attacks, racial violence, and the most polarized election in memory?
their tastes, preferences, and political leanings. And the temptations of “image management” are subtle but powerful. “These digital tools extend the pastor's
Offer insight on the practical issues: the conflicts, temptations, mistakes, and successes. What Shouldn't I Submit? CT Pastors does not publish the following:
How Do I Submit a Query?
Offer insight on the practical issues: the conflicts, temptations, mistakes, and successes. What Shouldn't I Submit? CTPastors does not publish the following:
The Ever-Broadening Role of the Pastor
Over the centuries, shepherding a flock has gotten a bit more complicated.
In spiritual leadership, that means tending your own internal life: your relationship with God, the health of your soul, emotions, attitudes, ambitions, and temptations.