All posts from “Confession”

Ur Video: Driscoll on Porn

June 7, 2011 12:00 AM

James MacDonald asks Mark Driscoll for a definitive answer on porn. When does viewing it disqualify a person from leadership--once a year, once a quarter, once a month, once a week? Driscoll avoids giving a one-size-fits-all answer. What do you...

Surprised by Addiction

June 6, 2011 12:00 AM

Addictions come in various forms: alcohol, gambling, drugs, pornography, overeating, and binge shopping, just to name a few. Whatever the particular vice, addictions thrive on secrecy and shame. And while addictions can be difficult for anyone to divulge, pastors face...

Url's Links of the Week

February 11, 2011 12:00 AM

Urthlings, This is your leader. Here are the links and videos you may have missed this week. Consume them and be disturbed. Live well and evangelize. Url Michelle Obama tells churches to eat better. The First Lady marked the first...

Ur Video: John Piper on Porn

February 3, 2011 12:00 AM

Leadership Journal is now in its 31st year of publication, and it seems that church leaders struggling with pornography has been a constant theme we've covered through all of those years--even well before the age of the internet. Does the...

Tuesdays with Tozer- Repentance

May 4, 2010 12:00 AM

There are many peculiar ideas about biblical repentance. I have talked with people who tried to tell me that repentance is necessary because “it makes you fit so that God can save you.” The Bible does not teach that, and...

Divine Agnosticism

February 25, 2009 12:00 AM

The following is an excerpt from chapter two of Skye Jethani's new book The Divine Commodity: Discovering a Faith Beyond Consumer Christianity (Zondervan, 2009). My brother and sister-in-law took me to a concert at the Hollywood Bowl while I was...

The Passion of the Heist

May 2, 2008 12:00 AM

I have a confession to make: I'm a thief and a murderer. I haven't actually killed a living, breathing human being (I have stolen a thing or two, though; mostly pens and pencils). But one summer in college, a...

Protecting the Pastor's Soul

November 14, 2006 12:00 AM

The phenomenon of celebrity pastors in the American church cuts two ways. When a mega-pastor succeeds everyone buys their book, attends their seminar, and emulates their strategy. And when a mega-pastor falls we all look into our own souls for...

The Poet of Ur: "The Liar’s Lament"

November 10, 2006 12:00 AM

Daniel Haase, a professor at Wheaton College, is a frequent visitor to Ur. The last time he shared one of his poems with us it was after a heated conversation on the blog that turned ugly. Haase has composed another...

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