Sinful Leaders

There is only one kind of leader.

"Sinful."

I've often told folks at Meck that a sinner has to lead the church, so I might as well be honest about it, and to make sure they know that's what they've got. To fail to do so would only add "deceit" to my list of sins.

Now, by "sinful" I don't mean disqualifying patterns of public sin. Yet non-disqualifying sin abounds.

Don't get me wrong.

The vast majority of pastors are good people.

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The Origins of Aggressive Atheism

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Ferguson: Fires and chaos erupts after no indictment

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Why Would God Send Good People to Hell?

Why do bad things happen to good people? Why do bad things happen to me? Why do cancer, war and death exist? Why would a good and loving God not save us from suffering?

...why?

These questions are often hard to answer and leave us wondering how we can have faith when God doesn't seem to be showing up. In this series, Senior Pastor Jim White will walk us through biblical principles that will direct our thinking about hardship and help us understand where God is through it all.

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