The leaders of Origen Church kept the budget hidden until approaching financial insolvency forced their hands. What is Acts 29 trying to hide?
Tag: church leadership
When the Good Go Bad
A re-post from The Wartburg Watch, telling our story of how spiritual abuse crept in to a church we’d considered safe.
Is It Gossip? and Other Questions We Asked Before Going Public
Questions we asked ourselves before going public. Is it gossip? Have we forgiven? Are we following Matthew 18?
Is It Any Wonder?
When mental illness is not illogical. Thoughts inspired by Disney’s Encanto.
Acts 29, Your System is Rotting
A pattern is being established within the Acts 29 model at both the denominational and local church levels. It is not a good one, but it is also not insurmountable.
Review of “Something’s Not Right” by Wade Mullen
Review of a book that aims at “decoding the hidden tactics of abuse and freeing yourself from its power.” A thorough book that is insightful and hopeful.
… And Their Manipulative Response
Demonstration of how an elder manipulated documented facts to avoid accountability for his actions. And how an associate and senior pastor remained silent in the face of his lies.
Our Resignation Letter to a Former Church…
Tracing unhealthy patterns in this local church and connecting the dots to unhealthy patterns documented at the organizations where leadership received training.
Who is the Gospel For, Anyway?
A situation faced by a pastor with his teenage daughter forces the question, who is the gospel for, anyway?
Introducing “View from the Pews” – Part 2
An attempt to pierce the echo chamber of church leadership and the ivory tower of theologians by providing a view from an ordinary pew-sitter. Wrapping up with an article on spiritual abuse by Mike Cosper and one on orthopathy by Tish Harrison Warren.
Introducing “View from the Pews” – Part 1
An attempt to pierce the echo chamber of church leadership and the ivory tower of theologians by providing a view from an ordinary pew-sitter. Starting with some articles on church leadership by Glenn Packiam and Ike Miller, and a post by Tim Keller on megachurches.
Signs of a Healthy Church (updated 4/25/22)
Using the workplace as an analogy for what to seek in a healthy church environment.