If Humble People Make the Best Leaders, Why Do We Fall for Charismatic Narcissists?
Good question. Especially for churches.
Muslim Convert: Jesus is the Only Truth
Here’s an encouraging testimony of a recent convert from Islam.
Podcast – Cultivating Pastoral Affections
Brian Croft and Jim Savastio discuss how pastoral affections are necessary for weekly ministry.
Hezekiah My Hero
Re-reading the life and times of Hezekiah has given me a fresh more positive take on his reign – I’ve recently declared in church ‘Hezekiah is my new hero!’
Anxiety: My Thorn in My Flesh
Here’s an excellent article on depression.
I woke up last week with a feeling of dread in the pit of my stomach. Nothing, in particular, was wrong, but that didn’t stop my mind from racing through every possible thing that I could worry about. And then it latched on to something. And I began to obsess about it. And worry about it. And I prayed and talked myself down. And then “but, what if?” And then it latched on again. And I continued to obsess about it. And worry about it. And I prayed and talked myself down. Again, and again, and again. For days. Every night I’d go to sleep praying about it. Every morning I’d wake up early with the same dread, and the cycle would begin again. It was exhausting.
5 Lessons from Fallen Pastors
As pastors are removed from ministry, the implications on churches and families are far-reaching. Here are five lessons from a season of fallen pastors, a season that has, at times, felt epidemic.