When Pastors Are Sexual Abuse Survivors
Childhood trauma can sabotage ministry in sinister ways.
Our Christian education systems are so focused elsewhere that we haven't addressed the formation of a pastor's soul, and any abuse survivor who hasn't dealt with their brokenness is a
Choose to Pause and Fill Up
Pausing in a selah with Christ is the catalyst of revival, restoration, and peace.
Interludes of beauty and rest cut into our vulnerable prayers, like a selah cuts into the middle of a psalm: into our lament, into our circumstances and even our brokenness, so that our
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
of how God used the train wreck I made of my life and marriage and gave me a new calling to help Christian men, pastors, and their churches who are struggling with sexual brokenness
I Discipled a Murderer
When people don't change, are our efforts in vain?
They had no idea I knew him. They didn't know his story or his brokenness. They didn't know the internal battle waging within my heart and mind over the facts of the case.
The Changing Face of the Executive Pastor Role
A longtime XP discusses what is changing for a position once limited to large churches.
Spiritual needs. The church is a spiritual organism. Sin, brokenness, and despair are not in short supply. The gospel continues to bring light, new birth, and spiritual health. Pastors.
How Churches Can Partner with Outside Counselors
It’s about supplementing, not replacing, pastoral care.
How Churches Can Partner with Outside Counselors. It's about supplementing, not replacing, pastoral care. Rebecca Meyer and Gerald Hiestand. 0; tweet;
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.
Through the Incarnation, Christ entered our bodily brokenness, and through his death, he was broken for us. At the Lord's table, we receive the benefit
Before You Open Your Mouth
10 tips for “pre-public speaking”
to yourself and crying as you go.” Anything I speak or preach on has been born out of a conviction of sin, an emotional discovery, or a story of God's faithfulness in my brokenness.
Temptations in Ministry
Sinful behavior may be visible, but the source of that behavior is beneath the surface.
Retreat is, “When was the last time that you felt loved?” and then we further penetrate with the clarifying question, “When was the last time that you felt loved in your brokenness?” One of
#DefundPP: From Hashtags to Healing
Leading your church in the fight for life.
human life? How do we bring the hope of the gospel into the brokenness of our world? Rightful rage. There are human dignity. The gospel is for brokenness. As the
Leading with Grace
An interview with Pastor Noemi Saucedo Chavez
exciting. Instead, the challenges were in shepherding individuals who continuously made choices that reflected unhealthy patterns of brokenness. The
People Aren't Projects
...and other lessons I learned as a rural pastor.
It began to dawn on me that while I had gotten quite good at analyzing brokenness and concocting plans to fix it, I had failed in the one thing needed. I had failed to love.
How our visible wounds point to the Great Healer.
And to make a scar, there is always a story of brokenness. And to make a scar, there is always a story of brokenness. Always. The love of scars. I'm engaged now.
Kyle Idleman: God Never Wastes What We Go Through
Helping people experience grace and embracing confession in pastoral ministry.
That's necessary so I can be healed and made whole. One of the most beautiful things I get to see as a pastor is how God's grace redeems brokenness. It redeems pain.
5 Dumb Things Christians Must Stop Saying When Evil Strikes
When people are in pain, we need to resist the urge to speak too much. Uncomfortable silence is better than false platitudes.
And we break it a little more every day. Evil acts, like the terrorism of last weekend, are prime evidence of that brokenness and of our inherent sinfulness. The sinfulness we all share.
The Leadership Strength of Vulnerability
In a moment of defenselessness, my husband became a great leader.
The hero always suffers a tragedy, and despite incredible odds, rises above the brokenness to become a hero. He encountered brokenness, but then he experienced God's healing.
Preaching Paradox and the Paradox of Preaching
Dangling questions can be more powerful than trite answers.
black and white. This is not a compromise but a growing understanding of the beauty and brokenness of our world and its systems. I have discovered