Cranks, bullies, and nags – does your congregation have one (or more)? Relax, you’re not alone. Churches can be magnets for these kinds of people and behaviors. But acclaimed author and consultant Peter Steinke says there are ways churches can live into health and vitality, especially with a knowledge of Family Systems Theory.
Few people would argue that a central focus of Jesus’ ministry was (and is) healing. His life clearly illuminates God’s mission to restore wholeness and unity to all people and all creation. This mission is recognized and supported by many Christians today, and Reiki, a spiritual healing method, offers an effective and complementary addition to [...]
It’s one of the most obvious ministries Jesus passed on to us – but one of the most challenging for Christians to undertake: tending to those who are ill or hurting. Whether it’s in the hospital, retirement facility, funeral home, or the house across the street, Christians are called to be Jesus’ healing hands to [...]
When non-church goers defend their behavior by saying they are ‘spiritual and not religious’ they seem to be identifying churches as religious, but not spiritual places – and they’re onto something. Too many churches have evolved into places that no longer ask spiritual questions, intentionally listen to God, and help people figure out who they [...]