Category Archives: church health

When Churches Can’t Heal

Have you ever been in a church that is mired in conflict? One where chaos and disagreement have become the norm? Almost invariably, there are a few specific reasons for this. This post explores those reasons. One common reason is … Continue reading

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Abused in Church? Know Your Rights

One of my policies, generally speaking, is to avoid politics. While I make no apology for being progressive, I also feel that it is best to focus on abuse on church, versus larger political issues. That said, the recent wave … Continue reading

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When Nice Ain’t So Nice: Eight Dangers of Being Churchy Nice

Some years ago, BYU magazine ran a great article titled, “When Nice Ain’t So Nice.” It was a telling and insightful look into LDS society, which often places a high priority on being nice, even when perhaps not the right … Continue reading

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Healing After Clergy Misconduct: How to Help Churches Move Towards Wholeness

In this post, I want to explore how churches heal after clergy misconduct. Specifically, I want to explore the questions, “What does it take for a church to heal? How can church officials help a church heal?” First, an important … Continue reading

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Dear Church: Ten Things I Hate About You

Okay, so right about now, you probably think I’m a millennial. The reality is far different. I’m a cradle Episcopalian, active in my church and community, and I love the people in my church. I’m also in my 50’s — … Continue reading

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Ten Tips for Having a Healthy Church

Abraham Lincoln once said that most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. And the same is true for churches–most are about as healthy as they make up their minds to be. Over the … Continue reading

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