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Politics are Everywhere

Joe, a leader at First church, was charged with finding a company to repave the church parking lot. His college buddy had recently started a paving company and Joe secretly wanted to help his friend build up his business. Though Joe knew about previous less-than-honest dealings that his friend was involved in, he presented the company in a positive light,

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Another Scandal

God Is Who He Is

1 Corinthians 12:26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. I woke up this morning to the news of another alleged megachurch leadership scandal. It happens so regularly anymore we have become accustomed to the nauseating pattern. Accusations are made and corresponding dismissals issued. Public relations maneuvers and

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The Rise of Evangelical Bad Behavior

A rash of Evangelical bad behavior has made landfall in news outlets creating a social media scuttle. There is outrage and we have reason for embarrassment. As if our movement isn’t already suffering enough under the weight of an increasingly secular culture and a less than favorable political climate.      The misdeeds of once respected leaders have recently become a

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25 Excuses for not Telling the Truth When Scandal Visits

This situation doesn’t concern my department. I’m sure the pastors and Elders are on it. Talking about this might be gossip. I could lose my job. I might not get the scholarship. This could jeopardize my book deal. This could affect my future pay. This could mess up future potential promotions. I don’t want to lose a speaking engagement. I

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