Helping Isn’t Easy (or Simple), part 1

Helping Isn’t Easy (or Simple), part 1

These next few posts are specifically written with pastors, church leaders, and other caring/helping professionals in mind. They are for anyone who takes on the role of helping and walking with people in their brokenness. I believe one of the greatest privileges pastors and other leaders/helpers have is the opportunity to help people in their…

An Open Letter to Sexually Broken People

An Open Letter to Sexually Broken People

At the time this post is written (February 2021), we are about two weeks post-release of the report on Ravi Zacharias’ sexual abuse. The revelation of new and heartbreaking information about what was going on in Ravi’s life has Christians reeling. I’ve personally talked with several people whose confidence has been seriously shaken. Ravi was…

Sin, Secrets, and Sexual Abuse…How Do We Respond? (part 3)

Sin, Secrets, and Sexual Abuse…How Do We Respond? (part 3)

This is Part Three of a post. In Parts One & Two I wrote about the recent report on Ravi Zacharias’ sexual misconduct/abuse. To read Part One first, CLICK HERE. To read Part Two, CLICK HERE. Wrapping up my thoughts on the Ravi Zacharias report, one more tweet from Samuel James is pertinent and well-put:…

Sin, Secrets, and Sexual Abuse…How Do We Respond? (part 2)

Sin, Secrets, and Sexual Abuse…How Do We Respond? (part 2)

This is Part Two of a post. In Part One of my post I wrote about the recent report on Ravi Zacharias’ sexual misconduct/abuse. To read Part One first, CLICK HERE. The second extreme Samuel encourages us to avoid (in his tweet) is: Other ways I’ve heard people express similar sentiments to this phrase: There’s…

Sin, Secrets, and Sexual Abuse…How Do We Respond? (part 1)

Sin, Secrets, and Sexual Abuse…How Do We Respond? (part 1)

Ever since when, in the Fall of 2020, the story emerged that Ravi Zacharias had been accused of sexual misconduct, I’ve thought and grieved about it a lot. When the full report commissioned by RZIM (Ravi Zacharias International Ministries) was released on February 11, 2021, the truth about what Ravi had done was much more…

Keeping Recovery Alive with “CPR” (part 1)

Keeping Recovery Alive with “CPR” (part 1)

At the time of this post, we are in the midst of a season unlike anything we’ve experienced in our lifetime. Because of COVID-19, we are all being urged to practice social distancing, and many people are using the extra time to recalibrate some daily disciplines – physical, emotional, and spiritual. People are exercising more,…