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God's Promise on a Precipice

Pastors tend to live between the world of idealism and reality. Perhaps the majority of theologians (both academic and otherwise) live within this liminal space as well. 1,179 more words

Theology And Faith

Thriving Trough Ministry Conflict – The Good, the Trump, and the Ugly

The Good: I absolutely loved this prayer quoted in the book. It is by monk and writer Thomas Merton.

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. 347 more words

The Seventh Anniversary of a Church Coup

In the fall of 2009, my wife and I went on a missions trip to Moldova with three other people.  After spending several days in London to recuperate and see some sights, Kim and I traveled north to Wales, Keswick, Edinburgh, and York before returning home. 2,877 more words

Conflict With The Pastor

Life Threatening Circumstances

A couple of articles I’ve read this past week continue to roll around in my head. Both deal with life threatening circumstances, but the story line for each is completely different. 1,367 more words

Five Emotions Pastors Experience After a Forced Exit

While cleaning out some boxes kept in storage yesterday, I ran across a photo taken of me at an event from my last church … and I instantly felt a twinge of pain inside. 2,275 more words

Conflict With The Pastor

Bring It On!

This is the title of an article I wrote for the Covenant Companion.  It was just released on-line.  It is based on content from my book… 10 more words

What Should I Do When I Disagree With My Church?

If you’re in community, your likely to experience conflict.

Conflict is healthy for any growing organization, church, marriage, and friendship. To not have conflict probably means that passivity has taken residency in your conversations. 1,009 more words