NBC News did a short piece tonight on the price we're paying because of overwork. It doesn't mention those in ministry, but it might as well. Pastors are as susceptible, if not even more so, than non-Pastors, especially given that most of us work through...

Suicide is not a new issue by any means. When a family member of a pastor commits suicide, we're certainly sad and feel for the pastor and other family members. When a pastor commits suicide, now THAT we don't expect. It's a bit more deeply...

Can you keep a secret? When you're in a conversation with someone in your church in your office, or chatting over coffee at Starbucks, or just passing by others after a church service, what's your policy on confidentiality? Do you have one? Having recently completed a...

.... how he got into counseling. Yes, you read that right! Bill Hybels really wants you to know that he's in counseling, and he believes you should be too. I happen to agree with Bill. Did you know they actually require counselors to be in therapy...

In an occasional series, we've been addressing the issue of insecurity in leadership. Perry Noble came out today with a great list of ways you can determine whether or not you are a leader who struggles with insecurity. Quick disclaimers: We ALL struggle with insecurity when...

Can you say "worcation"? Apparently, President Obama can! In this article from Fox News, President Obama's current vacation to Martha's Vineyard is referred to as a "worcation". The word is not new to our culture. UrbanDictionary.com has it in their list. I didn't need to look it...

It's been a while since I've posted on this issue of insecurity in pastor and leaders. Recently, I read something that Mark Batterson (pastor of National Community Church in Washington DC) wrote about the topic: He wrote: I think influence and insecurity are opposites.  Insecure leaders don’t...

In my last post (too long ago), I mentioned I would be writing more on the issue of insecurity, especially within pastors and leaders. Today, I introduce you to Scott Couchenour. You can get to know him here. I encourage you to get to know...