Does this headline and the facts fit a pattern? SUBWAY FRANCHISEE: “I told Subway about Jared Fogle’s interest in kids, and they did nothing“ By:  Hayley Peterson, Aug 27, 2015 Here are excerpts from a Business…

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Time to Study the Subject of Elders Here’s what the Bible says: 1 Timothy 3:1-7  (NIV) Qualifications for Overseers and Deacons 3 Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task….

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Biblical Qualifications for Elders Archibald Alexander Allison Extracted from Ordained Servant vol. 3, no. 4 (October 1994) Exegesis of 1 Timothy 3:2—“blameless” Translation: “The overseer then must be blameless….” Structure: The apostle Paul begins this list…

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The Christian Post

H/T:  The Christian Post – Lenardo Blair – February 19, 2013 If you’re a member of a megachurch, chances are you are a part of something that’s more business than ministry, according to former pastor and…

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Mars Hill Church logo

The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill Church has lessons for First Christian. Mars Hill Church was founded in spring 1996[7] by Mark Driscoll, Lief Moi and Mike Gunn.[8] The church started at the rental house…

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Charismanews.com

H/T:  Charismanews.com by  Jessilyn Justice When sexual abuse rocks the church, the reactions split believers into many camps: some avoid it, some preach forgiveness, some condemn. And according to Boz Tchividjian, Billy Graham’s grandson and an advocate…

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In recent months, the news of sexual abuse by Brandon Milburn has become quite public. While the perpetrator is behind bars, the victims are suffering in a silent prison of their own. After years of secrecy,…

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Betrayed

H/T:  Church Leaders .com by Josh Reich All of us have been betrayed. A spouse who walked out, cheated. A parent who left. A child who hurt us. It might be someone you work with or…

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Awkward Children's Bible

H/T:  AwkwardMomentsBible.com Just in case you thought finding a pedophile within the ranks was an unusual occurrence, you might want to read the rest of this article. What do these fifty pastors have in common? They…

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Church is Not Home

H/T:  Huffinton Post By Scott Dannemiller  Speaker, author, blogger, worship leader, leadership consultant and former missionary with the Presbyterian Church An atheist walked into three churches last Sunday.I know. Sounds like the beginning of a great…

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Christians fight

H/T:  TItuslive.com Christians are great at a lot of stuff: potlucks, VBS, helping people–the list goes on and on. But ask any Christian to name four or five things that Christians are good at and I…

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Church families fight

H/T:  Tituslive.com   Church is a family. Families fight. It’s a reality. In the old days it was over the color of the carpet. Twenty years ago it was over worship style. Sometimes it’s little stuff,…

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Crisswalk.com - Evil Hearts

H/T: Crosswalk.com This article discusses five indicators that show you may be dealing with an evil heart rather than an ordinary sinful heart.  If so, it requires a radically different treatment approach. by Leslie Vernick As…

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Controlling Leader

H/T:  RonEdmonson.com One of my pet peeves in leadership is the controlling leader. Because of that, I have written extensively on the subject on this blog. Controlling leaders are in every type of organization — including…

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When a Christian Meets a Sociopath

H/T:  Southlake Christian Counseling I was recently contacted and asked to share my thoughts on how a Christian is supposed to deal with narcissists, sociopaths and psychopaths. To some it may seem like an odd request…

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Boz Tchividjian

H/T:Boz Tchividjian, RNS (Religion News Service), Follow @BozT | Feb 7, 2014 | I recently came across a legal alert from a Christian organization that directs pastors who learn of suspected child abuse to first conduct…

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