On Good Friday. April 10, 2020 (a poignant day to do such a thing), I had the privilege of spending about 90 minutes with a couple dozen or so Foursquare Pastors in the MidSouth District. I was asked to address and help process Grief &...

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...

I am daily amazed and inspired at how Rick Warren is being real and yet still faith-full amidst his grief over the suicide of his 27 year old son, Matthew Warren. He could run and hide, but that's not Rick. He could shut the world...

News has broken this morning of the suicide of the youngest son of Rick & Kay Warren. Rick is the Pastor of Saddleback Church and author of the best-selling "The Purpose Driven Life." His wording from an email sent to their congregation at about 10:00 am...

.... 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...

Milfred Minitrea of the Missional Church Center, wrote a powerful post on his blog that I think deals with the dark side of ministry and how Pastors are constantly dealing with the issue of congregational change management and ministry effectiveness. In His post called, "Depression: Pastors...

The news has sadly been circulating the internet over the last couple days regarding the confession of Pastor Gary Lamb at his blog of an affair with his assistant. There's already enough opinion flying around about who is for who, who hasn't said what and...

Having been through some pretty rough pastoral transitions over the years, I am saddened by this week's news of further allegations of sexual misconduct in the situation surrounding Ted Haggard and New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I commend Pastor Brady Boyd for his forthright...

The topic of how a church body handles grief and loss is HUGE for a Pastor. How a Pastor and his/her leadership handle it makes all the difference in the world. News comes from Cincinnati this morning about a tragic accident that occurred during a Christmas...