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The Biblical View of Investigating Accusations

With the Judge Brett Kavanaugh hearings currently happening, there is now a focus related to the process of determining truth when there is a serious allegation against another person. Although – short of verifying something empirically with DNA (when there is a physical assault without another witness to verify said assault) – the presentation of…

Why Some Have Already Been Judged By the Courts of Heaven, Part I

I realize that some of my posts will not win the “Dale Carnegie” award that wins friends and influences people (at least the win friends part!). This is one of those posts. People often ask me how I write, and I tell them that I sense a prophetic download or witness in my spirit on…

Does God Still Bring Natural Disasters and Judge Humanity?

There has been a tendency in the Body of Christ for the past several decades to simplify our understanding of the nature of God and the bible to comport with our rational understanding of good, evil, and justice. Consequently, this quest to simplify everything has resulted in a definition of God’s goodness that focuses on…

20 Signs of a Toxic Organizational Culture

The following 20 signs are based on my observations regarding organizational dysfunction associated with a toxic (poisonous) culture in any organization. In this article, the word culture refers to the prevailing attitude, behavior, and unspoken feeling and or rules that motivate and determine how people respond, react, and act in the context of their work….

12 Mental Health Hazards for Pastors

With the incredibly heartbreaking suicide of young pastor Andrew Stoecklein, the topic of mental health for pastors is now front and center of the conversation regarding spiritual leadership. Paul the apostle alluded to some of his psychological challenges in the intensely personal 2 epistle to the Corinthians when he said he “was under great pressure,…

Why I Reject Ultimate Reconciliation, Universalism, and Pluralism

Universalism is gaining more steam among evangelicals who seek to present a relevant gospel and influence culture. Popular megachurch pastor Rob Bell recently wrote a controversial book dealing with this subject entitled Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived. I have not yet read this book…

The Seven Dysfunctions of an Organization

The structure of this article is taken from a Daily News article that detailed an elected official’s failed leadership style which resulted in chaos and an organizational mess in this official’s administration. This stunning confidential report was ordered by this official for the purpose of analyzing their operational efficiency when they were serving as a…

Ten Cautions for Gifted Leaders

I. Never allow secondary leaders to slack off because of your strength to lead. II. Avoid temptation to do jobs others are capable of doing; learn to delegate and work yourself out of a job. III. Never allow your love for challenges to tempt you to tackle a crisis without proper counsel. IV. Never allow…

10 Ways the Church Turns Off the Next Generation 

Most pastors and churches I know are trying hard to reach the next generation. Some are doing a good job, while some are barely moving the needle. The difference is related to their methods and how they convey the message. I have been mentoring young leaders since the late 1970s and have discovered keys to…

Ten Kinds of People Nobody Can Help

I’ve been involved in pastoral ministry for over 30 years, and I have a desire to help everyone. But, I have learned the hard way that I cannot help every person who attends our church or who comes to me for input. The following are ten kinds of people I have identified that are so…