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10 Traits of (Sexual) Predator Pastors 

I actually wrote this article 4 weeks ago but felt not to release it until a more appropriate time. In light of the sexual abuse scandals exploding in Hollywood (most recently Harvey Weinstein) I believe now is the appropriate time to also deal with the subject of sexual predator pastors. My objective in writing this…

8 Traits Needed to Represent God to This World

Our greatest privilege is to represent God to this world! The following are some of the criteria the bible lays out regarding this: 1. We are called to speak the oracles of God Paul the apostle said that he was called to manifest the word of God through preaching that was entrusted to him (Titus…

The Biblical Way to Process Pain

Matthew 5:4Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. For many years I wondered what this verse meant. I used to think that God wants us to feel bad for all the sin in the world and walk around depressed or sad all day. But now I believe this verse has to do…

A Biblical Understanding of Pain, Tragedy, and Suffering

With the recent natural disasters and horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas, many people have been asking why such horrible tragedies take place. Because of this, many have relegated simplistic answers to the trash heap. Some Christians may even question their faith. The following is an attempt to give a biblical explanation that equips us…

The Dangers of Pursuing Your Calling without Three Levels of Covering

During the past several decades I have seen or read about more and more executive-level leaders and pastors falling into scandal or leaving the ministry because of personal challenges. Sometimes it seems like I hear about a leadership fall every week! The Need for Personal Covering One thing many of these leaders have in common…

The Dangers of Pursuing Your Calling without Three Levels of Covering

During the past several decades I have seen or read about more and more executive-level leaders and pastors falling into scandal or leaving the ministry because of personal challenges. Sometimes it seems like I hear about a leadership fall every week! The Need for Personal Covering One thing many of these leaders have in common…

The Office of Prophet and Contemporary Times

There has been much written about the office and function of prophet in the past three decades. In this article, I will be writing regarding my own experience in understanding what the Bible says about the prophetic ministry, and I will attempt to connect this to today’s world. First of all, by prophet I am…

The Office of Prophet and Contemporary Times

There has been much written about the office and function of prophet in the past three decades. In this article, I will be writing regarding my own experience in understanding what the Bible says about the prophetic ministry, and I will attempt to connect this to today’s world. First of all, by prophet I am…

Are You Self-Affirming or Suffering from Emotional Deprivation Disorder?

As a pastor who has made a living observing human nature and behavior the past 30+ years, I have seen people who are unconsciously driven by forces of negative human behavior that lead them to self-destruct. Among such behavior is emotional deprivation disorder, a term used by noted psychologist Conrad Baars in his important book…

Ten Principles for Senior Leadership Succession

Unfortunately, leadership succession is usually one of the sloppiest things that ever happens in a local church! Most of the time there is no real plan. If there is a plan, usually it is not well thought out and a person is prematurely installed as a senior leader and falls on their face. The following…