Pastoral Leadership

10 Internal Signs of a Leadership Ego Problem

"Some people are openly arrogant. Even if they don’t always recognize it, others quickly see it in them....many of us struggle privately with ego. To help you determine if that’s the case for you, here are some signs honest, vulnerable pastors have shared with me over the years." - Church Leaders

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Barna Research: Most Pastors Don't Feel Qualified to Address Touchy Sexual Issues, Abuse in Church

"...when pastors were asked about their qualifications for handling sexual problems, less than a third of them reported that they felt 'very qualified' to address 15 of the 18 sexual issues in the survey." - C. Post

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The Blind Eye and the Deaf Ear (Part 1)

This post begins a five-part series we first ran here in 2014. The series consists of one of C.H. Spurgeon’s lectures to his students. The idea came from a pastor friend contacted me with a link to the lecture and remarked that it was encouraging to know Spurgeon was dealing with all the same kinds of problems back then that pastors face regularly today. He suggested it would be good content for SharperIron, and I couldn’t agree more.

Depending on what collection you look at, this is Lecture 9 in Volume 3, or possibly Chapter 22, or even Lecture 22. (I believe I also saw it as Lecture 10 in one collection.) The text is available in multiple locations on the Web (such as cblibrary.net, monergism.com and reformationtheology.com), and is apparently in the public domain.

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