PRAY FOR YOUR PASTOR 97 % of pastors have been betrayed, falsely accused, or hurt by their trusted friends. 70 % of pastors battle depression. 7,000 churches close each year. 1, 500 pastors quit each month. 10 % will retire a pastor. 80 % of pastors feel discouraged. 94 % of pastor’s families feel the…… Continue reading Pray For Your Pastor
According to the Huffington Post, “Lakewood Church co-pastor Victoria Osteen received backlash from the Christian community after video footage of an August sermon surfaced showing Osteen encouraging congregants to ‘do good for your own self.’ The pastor, who is married to televangelist Joel Osteen, told the congregation that the key to making God happy is…… Continue reading What Makes God Happy?
When the Spirit of God brings a person to repent of sin it is not unusual for there to be a measure of self-loathing. The prophet Isaiah had this spiritual experience and wrote about it: “In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up,…… Continue reading The Problem With Self-Forgiveness
The story of Narcissus comes from Greco-Roman mythology. The most popular version is from the Roman poet, Ovid’s Metamorphosis. Legend has it that Narcissus was the unusually beautiful son of the nymph, Leiriope, and the river god, Cephissus. When Narcissus was still a young boy, his mother took him to the blind prophet, Tiresias, to…… Continue reading I Am the Best
Self-esteem is a term used in psychology and in theology to reflect a person’s overall evaluation or appraisal of his or her own worth, often in comparison and contrast to someone else. People who embrace self-esteem psychology and theology are not hesitant to employ concepts such as, “I am competent,” “I am worthy,” “I am…… Continue reading The Moral Failure of Self-Esteem Theology