I pray for Herods everywhere this blessed Christmas season.
Giving Leaders a Free Pass: The Story of Praise
Having spent nearly a decade working for a mission college in Africa, I have a keen interest in African leadership. When I spoke with Praise (not his real name), he shared his own experience with leadership abuse in the African nation in which he grew up.
My Close Friends Have Forgotten Me: Isolating Victims
One particular result (and technique) of abuse is isolation. It is deeply hurtful. And it is almost always, in my experience, a result of or intentional tool in the abusive individual's kit.
I Loathe My Life: Listening to Victims
Those who are honored to hear an abuse victim's story need to hear Job's story. They need to hear his words . . . and they need to hear his friends' words.
All That Glitters Is Not Gold: Emily’s Story
Emily joined the African mission work because it "sounded good. It was the way we should be helping." But all that glitters is not gold...
Integrity Under Fire: Kani’s Story
The leader of the international organization for which Kani worked fired him after he confronted corrupt ministry practices.
Toxic Spillage: The Side-Effects of Following a Toxic Leader
If you work for a Christian organization (or other) that is ruled by a toxic leader, be aware. It will spill out and over you.
Pastoral Steamroller: Michael’s Story
Michael and Kate realized the abuse of power by bullying, control, using the scriptures to condemn, shunning, and slander had been going on for a long time.
PCC’s Dirty Little Secret: Kate’s Story Part Two
Part 2: It has been two years since the Williams left Peace Community Church. Blame-shifting and isolating, Kate's pastor has deeply hurt many in leadership.
PCC’s Dirty Little Secret: Kate’s Story
It has been two years since the Williams left Peace Community Church. You either confront the abuse, or you enable and embolden it. Silence only serves the abuser. Sin grows in the dark.