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Easing the pain of a splitting headache

I grew up in South Central Texas, as belted in the Bible as you could get. We attended CHBaptist Church, a real big church just a mile or so up the road, right past my elementary school. 1,965 more words


The Preacher's Kids Part 2: Don't Kill the Guppies

by Tara Johnson

I was surprised seeing all the hands raised in the room. A room filled with inmates. I was surprised but not shocked. 921 more words

Splinters In The Windmills Of My Mind

Five Essential Books on Pastor-Church Conflict

There are times in our lives when a situation arises and we have no idea what to do.

We’re confused … upset … off balance … and despairing. 1,556 more words

Conflict With The Pastor

Well-Intentioned Dragons

Title – Well-Intentioned Dragons:  Ministering to Problem People in the Church

Author – Marshall Shelley

Publisher – Minneapolis:  Bethany House Publishers, 1994 edition

In this book, Marshall shares many stories on conflicts that pastors may have with fellow elders or influential members within a local congregation. 410 more words

Book Reviews

Why Pastors Handle Conflict Poorly

The latest statistics I’ve seen state that 28% of all pastors have experienced a forced termination at least once and that 1500 to 1900 pastors resign from church ministry every month … the majority of them being forced out. 1,423 more words

Conflict With The Pastor

Not Without Opposition

“because a wide door for effective ministry has opened for me — yet many oppose me.”

No great opportunity to make a difference for Jesus comes without opposition. 202 more words


When We Confess Our Sins. . .

When I was in junior high people began throwing around the word, “hypocrite” like it was free candy.  It was an especially popular concept in Christian circles as we used it to judge anybody who held any sort of ethical standard for us.   518 more words