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Touring the Churches in Your Community

My wife recently gave me a unique birthday gift: a three-hour “Tragical History Tour” of infamous locations in Hollywood appropriately called “Dearly Departed Tours.”

We saw the house where Michael Jackson died … the bungalow where John Belushi died … and the hotel room where Janis Joplin died … and heard some gruesome but fascinating narration. 1,473 more words

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How Can These People be Christians?

In his well-written, insightful, and practical book Pastor Abusers: When Sheep Attack Their Shepherd, my friend Kent Crockett relates many true stories about pastor abuse.  1,232 more words

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Lessons from a Dissolved Church

Like many Christians – and non-Christians – I’ve been following recent events at Mars Hill Church in Seattle.

Co-founder and lead pastor Mark Driscoll resigned on October 14 after a formal investigation into charges against him. 1,562 more words

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Reconcile or Turn out the Lights

I don’t believe in prayers for revival on some big scale. Any spiritual awakening starts with individual hearts. If we can’t even love our neighbors and our own families, why in the world would some magical event take place where everybody overnight is just passionate for God? 388 more words

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When Satan Targets the Pastor

Today is Halloween.

Five years ago on Halloween … 1826 days ago … my wife and I were attacked by the devil.

I’ve never experienced such powerful spiritual warfare in all my life. 1,569 more words

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Reliving the Anniversary of a Church Coup

Five years ago today, October 24, 2009, I attended a board meeting at the church I had served as pastor for ten-and-a-half years.  The meeting began with a surprising and shocking announcement. 2,217 more words

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Lessons in Conflict Resolution from Preschoolers

“Use your words.”

Several times every week, as I walk through our house that has been turned into a preschool, I hear my wife’s voice, directed toward warring children: 752 more words

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