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3 Temptations of Leadership: Envy

January 20, 2014 8:00 AM

Christian leaders struggle with all sorts of temptations. We fool ourselves if we think otherwise. It’s how we handle those temptations that determine whether or not lives will be destroyed. Often when we think of Christian leaders and their...

3 Temptations of Leadership: Pride

January 13, 2014 8:00 AM

In an op-ed column in the New York Times, Frank Bruni had these admiring words to say about Pope Francis on the heels of the pontiff’s interview with Fr. Anthony Spadaro, S.J.: “It was the sweetness in his timbre,...

Tiresome, Taxing, and Toxic Situations in Ministry

July 9, 2012 2:01 PM

Maybe you’ve heard the common expression, “church is a hospital for sinners, not a hotel for saints.” If you got into ministry thinking that the church is a utopia inhabited by “good Christian people” and free of inappropriate sexual...

Everybody’s Friend, Nobody’s Leader

July 2, 2012 1:25 PM

Sharon and Tracy had worked extremely well together for many years. Both were surprised when Sharon was promoted, effectively leaving Tracy under her supervision. Sharon didn’t notice the initial subtle changes to the relationship, she was just so pleased...

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