She knew that God was calling her to be a missionary. His seeming commitment to Christ and a future as a missionary "touched" her and they were married. But he can no longer harm Lisa.
It was a very good two years working for a mission college. Now they grieve the loss of what they had in Africa.
It is not unusual for those who have faced off with toxic leadership in the church to turn from the church. If you want to find a church of shalom, here are some hints.
We often focus on the actions of man in the process of determining whether real repentance has taken place. However, repentance is much more than this and our understanding of it will make a significant difference in how we look at those who have been called to repentance after crushing others under their authority or power.
Bad leaders are held to account by the Lord and His people are called to hold them accountable for their failures where they have that ability.
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...
The leader of the international organization for which Kani worked fired him after he confronted corrupt ministry practices.
How difficult is it for Christian leaders to end well? I will try not to be too cynical. Many years ago, I attended a young adults retreat. The speaker shared with the ragtag group of college students gathered at Fort Huachuka army base that the odds are against finishing well as Christians. I don't remember … Continue reading Good Leadership Gone Bad
Despite the crazy dad, Dave Marks' thoughts are helpful for understanding the toxic work environment...or really, any conflict.
It all started so well. A good looking and humble guy. The first book of Kings describes King Solomon as a godly man. He "loved the Lord, walking in the statutes of David his father." And if that wasn't clear enough, when asked by the Lord what his desire was, his response was to ask … Continue reading Solomon: From Riches to Rags