Post-church church leaders: Now what?

What do these people have in common?The single woman in her mid-thirties with $40,000 worth of seminary debt now working as an office manager for a software vendor.The former youth pastor now installing replacement windows for a home-improvement company.The veteran minister with 20 years of pastoral experience now an anonymous attender at another congregation after losing his job when a nasty split took place in his old church.Each aimed at vocational ministry, believing … [Read more...]

Is There A Regret God Can’t Redeem?

I've spent a lot of time pondering the topic of regret. I've written a book about regret. I've written lots of blog posts on the subject. I speak on the topic. My message is always the same: God can redeem and repurpose every one of our regrets.As a result, here's a question no one has ever asked me: Is there a regret God can't redeem?Scripture tells us there is one man who allowed sin, then regret to come between him and the love of the best friend he ever had. He's a key player in the … [Read more...]

Regret and Re-Formation

I've been blogging for almost ten years, and I've shared pieces of my own good, bad (and occasionally excruciating) experiences with the church. I've wrestled with God over these experiences, and continue to journey on with him with a limp. One of the most gratifying things about writing online is I hear from fellow wrestlers. Some continue to gimp with Jesus as I do. Others have chosen to run in the opposite direction. I recently heard from someone who fled the fundamentalism of his childhood. … [Read more...]

Regret Redux (Day 5)

My book If Only: Letting Go Of Regret released a year ago. I've been humbled and gratified by the wonderful response from readers and reviewers. A number have told me the book helped them recognize, confront and release their own long-standing regrets. This week, in celebration of God's faithfulness, I'm re-running some of my favorite posts from the last year on the topic of regret.What would a birthday party be without presents? Click here before midnight tonight Central time to send me the … [Read more...]

Regret Redux (Day 4)

My book If Only: Letting Go Of Regret released a year ago. I've been humbled and gratified by the wonderful response from readers and reviewers. A number have told me the book helped them recognize, confront and release their own long-standing regrets. This week, in celebration of God's faithfulness, I'm re-running some of my favorite posts from the last year on the topic of regret.What would a birthday party be without presents? Click here before tomorrow - Friday, June 26th  - at midnight C … [Read more...]

Regret Redux (Day 3)

My book If Only: Letting Go Of Regret released a year ago. I've been humbled and gratified by the wonderful response from readers and reviewers. A number have told me the book helped them recognize, confront and release their own long-standing regrets. This week, in celebration of God's faithfulness, I'm re-running some of my favorite posts from the last year on the topic of regret.What would a birthday party be without presents? Click here before Friday, June 26th at midnight Central time to … [Read more...]

Regret Redux (Day 2)

My book If Only: Letting Go Of Regret released a year ago. I've been humbled and gratified by the wonderful response from readers and reviewers. A number have told me the book helped them recognize, confront and release their own long-standing regrets. This week, in celebration of God's faithfulness, I'm re-running some of my favorite posts from the last year on the topic of regret.What would a birthday party be without presents? Click here before Friday, June 26th at midnight Central time to … [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X