Tag Leadership

Fridays with Fred: The Abuse Of Power

Have you been wronged by someone? Do certain memories cause emotional pangs? Have you been hurt by the words or deeds of another? Unfortunately, few people are privileged enough to...

The Pastor's Wife: Limited Resources And Church Culture

In my first post on the pastor’s wife I pushed back against the authority that is often extended to the pastor’s wife, simply because of her association with the pastor....

The Pastor's Wife

I was tempted to post an article titled: What Does The Bible Say About The Pastor’s Wife? The body of that article would have contained just one word: ‘Nothing.’ Of...

Kings and Christian Leadership: Servants not Centres

Picking up shortly where the post on 1 Kings 2 left off, the wisdom of Yahweh was in Solomon to carry out justice in Israel (1 Kings 3:28). But, as...

Kings and Christian Leadership: God Builds His Church

In The Benedict Option, Rod Dreher prophetically cites Matthew 16:18, where Jesus promised, “I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Dreher warns...

Pastor, Imitate The Apostle Peter

When I began the pastor series I had nothing more than a handful of anaemic drafts and almost no direction. I have appreciated interacting with readers (often pastors) about those...

Pastor, You are Dispensable

The confluence of social media, celebrity pastor culture, hugely successful churches and the millennial assumption that everyone is exceptional has lead many pastors to a dangerously over-exaggerated view of themselves....

Galatians: The Lord's Anointed may be Accursed

If you are a Christian then there is a good chance you have observed, or even received, the stern reproach: ‘Don’t speak against the Lord’s anointed.’ It is one of...