Category Archives: pastors

Confessions of a Fallen Pastor

Tweet What happens when a pastor commits adultery? Is his life over? Does he lose his calling? Does God forsake him? Or is he suddenly free to live the life he always wanted to live? Like anything else in the world, there are two extremes of thinking on the topic and I’ve found both extremes to be full of error…. Read more »

Are Women More Sensitive To Sin?

Tweet I’ve noticed a trend in the past six years of doing this ministry. I often get emails from people who are committing adultery and are feeling guilty about it. The couple¬†committing adultery are typically made up of a pastor and a woman he knows from his staff, a church member, or a family friend. Overwhelmingly, when a member of… Read more »

Could Your Church Handle Ministry Failure?

Tweet It is my strong belief that most churches and leaders are not ready to handle the failure of a church leader. But even before that happens, I believe that it can and should be prevented. This video is an invitation to church leaders, associational missionaries, church members, pastors and anyone who wants to prevent ministry failure in their churches…. Read more »

Why Does Mark Driscoll Get a Second Chance?

Tweet According to reports, Mark Driscoll has started a new church in Phoenix after resigning his job as head pastor of Mars Hill church almost a year ago. Driscoll resigned for several reasons including allegations of plagiarism, alleged bullying of staff and was often criticized for his aggressive pastoring style. Well, he’s back. So why does Mark Driscoll get a… Read more »

The Holiday Funk, Pastors & Adultery

Tweet It’s a time of year where I get an increase in traffic on my site. During the holidays, crises come. I think even seasonal depression can set in and have a tremendous impact on pastors and church members. The Christmas¬†season brings change to a lot of people. For many, it’s a time of transition. During this season, tragedy can… Read more »

Fixing Our Own Problems is Elbow Licking

Tweet Stop what you’re doing and lick your elbow. Unless you’re driving, then pull to the side of the road, then lick your elbow. Oh,you’ve heard this one? Yeah, I heard it when I was six. I was really bored one day in first grade and my teacher didn’t like me much. She challenged me to lick my elbow. I… Read more »

Do We Expect Too Much Of Our Pastors?

Tweet A 2001 Barna study shared the following information: “Church-goers expect their pastor to juggle an average of 16 major tasks. That’s a recipe for failure – nobody can handle the wide range of responsibilities that people expect pastors to master.” That was one of the most interesting statistics I found while doing research for my book, Fallen Pastor: Finding… Read more »

How to Confront a Fallen Pastor

Tweet This post is part of a series is about how church leadership can effectively handle the fall of their pastor when he has been accused of sexual immorality. It is a horrible situation for any church to find themselves in. It is seemingly a no-win situation for anyone. But it is a situation that more and more churches find… Read more »

Southern Baptists Must Do Better For Hurting Pastors

Tweet The news of the suicide of New Orleans Baptist seminary professor John Gibson is awful to hear. According to his family, the pastor and long-time professor confessed in a suicide note that his name was on the recently released Ashley Madison list. This is an awful thing. It is not the first time a pastor who has had a… Read more »

A List Of Fallen Pastors

Tweet The Ashley Madison scandal brought a lot of sins to light in very short order. Some (probably wrongly) speculated that a large number of church leaders would fall in one weekend due to the crisis. However, the speculation that so many would fall set into motion a frenzy of Google searches for “a list of fallen pastors.” Interestingly, people… Read more »