Category: dialogue

Naive pastors and the unexpected pain of pastoring

The Bible talks on several occasions about suffering. And you don’t have to be a Christian, or even a spiritual person, to know that the world has too much suffering for inexplicable reasons. But, what do you do with that...

Ray Chang

When Christians Grasp for Power, We all Lose

I believe that we as Christians have had privilege in many ways that other religions do not have, here in America. I think that privilege and power are intricately linked—found these good thoughts on Twitter worth reading and considering. (twitter...

Managing Your Anxiety and Others You Lead

Anxiety has been a part of the human condition for centuries. It’s not a new thing that’s increasing just because of social media, faster changes in our cultures, and uncertainty about the future. Jesus Christ spoke directly about anxiety in...

Naive pastors don’t know psychology and sociology

Pastoring and leading is primarily about people. It’s not only about people. It is so much more. And as much as we study the Bible or go thru years of seminary training, to prepare for Gospel ministry, that’s not the...

Naive Pastors Don’t Understand Power

I’d like to believe that a majority of people go into pastoral ministry with sincerity to help people and good intentions. Many of them with a sense of calling from God as far as they understand. The reality with pastoring...

Naive Pastors, Here is How Leadership Really Works

I’ve been stewing on this topic in recent months, especially when it’s surfaced in my conversations with pastors and church leaders. The topic revolves around the dissonance between what’s taught about leadership versus what it actually takes to become a...