Christian Leadership

10 Ways to Be a Better Christian Leader (Without Losing Yourself in Toxic Religious Culture)

10 Ways to Be a Better Christian Leader (Without Losing Yourself in Toxic Religious Culture)

Being a Christian leader is hard… But leading with a constant onslaught of toxic religious culture and patriarchal beliefs in your face makes leading even harder. It’s downright exhausting. ALL Christians are called to be leaders no matter how tough the road. If you ever struggle with your role as a Christian leader, take comfort in knowing that you aren’t alone. Give yourself grace and know that there are things you can do to help you on your journey. I hope this list of my top 10 ways to be a better Christian leader will help if you’re feeling stuck!

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Sometimes You Have to Leave the Church to Find God

Sometimes You Have to Leave the Church to Find God

I think it’s important to get really honest about how faith isn’t always comfortable, Sometimes spiritual growth really challenges us and there’s a lot of work to be done. It’s unrealistic to expect that every day Christian community will be all shiny happy people-ish. 

This conversation is focusing on much deeper pain than the normal ups and downs. 

We are talking about the church hurts that have nothing to do wit God. Things like physical, emotional, spiritual and sexual abuse at the hands of church leadership. Or church sanctioned racism, nationalism, xenophobia, gender bias and homophobia that teaches some neighbors are less worthy of our love.

Sometimes you have to take a step back from church when what is being preached and modeled by leadership ties legalism, racism, and hate to “being a good Christian”.

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Ravi Zacharias is Not An Anomaly, He’s The Very Common Fruit of the Toxic Religious Tree We Have Been Watering for Centuries.

Ravi Zacharias is Not An Anomaly, He’s The Very Common Fruit of the Toxic Religious Tree We Have Been Watering for Centuries.

The recently uncovered Ravi Zacharais abuse scandal is not a unique, once-in-a-lifetime case. Sadly, it is just one example in a long line of ongoing systems of abuse in the church. And as long as the the church continues to prioritize the success and protection of abusers over the safety, validity, and rights of victims, this will continue to happen. But the church can, and has to, do better. Read more to see how the abuse was allowed to happen, what could have been done differently, and signs of abuse to watch for in our churches and organizations.

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