Dealing with Actors 03: A Deal You Might Regret

One of the problems of actors in the church is this – you will make a promise or do a deal or make an appointment that you will eventually regret. Once I appointed a married couple to be elders, and I found out later that they were actors. They pretended to believe things they didContinue reading “Dealing with Actors 03: A Deal You Might Regret”

Dealing with Actors 02: Seeing Behind the Mask

I ended our last post by quoting Romans 12.9, the verse that was the driving force behind all my teaching and preaching in 2022, our year of unfeigned love. It says “let love be without hypocrisy”. The Greek word here means to act, and it literally means someone who is under a mask, as inContinue reading “Dealing with Actors 02: Seeing Behind the Mask”

Dealing with Actors 01: There Are Actors In the Church!

One of the things that normally shocks a new pastor, generally after about 6-9 months of pastoring is that there are – thankfully rarely, but it definitely happens – people who come to church pretending to be something they are not. The word I use for these in my mind is ACTOR. Some people inContinue reading “Dealing with Actors 01: There Are Actors In the Church!”

The Number One Quality for Leadership 04: Stab Prevention

How can you stop someone stabbing you in the back one day? How can you stop someone lying about you, slandering you, causing strife and evil in your church, prophesying-lying? How do you stop someone going through the steps of a backstab? Well, the short answer is you cannot stop it all this side ofContinue reading “The Number One Quality for Leadership 04: Stab Prevention”

The Number One Quality for Leadership 03: The Five Steps to a Backstab

No one just grabs a knife and stabs you in the back. There are five clear steps that are always there before you are stabbed in the back by someone. This blog post will outline those steps simply and effeciently – but I have gone into more detail in other places (for example, here). ButContinue reading “The Number One Quality for Leadership 03: The Five Steps to a Backstab”