How The Mighty Have Fallen

How The Mighty Have Fallen

by Nick Stumbo July 19, 2018 1 Comment

Another high profile leader in the American church was removed from ministry for sexual immorality. This breaking story of a respected pastor and revered seminary professor in my community is sadly similar to so many others.

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Shame Preaching

Shame Preaching

by Nick Stumbo September 21, 2017

Most of the messages I have read or heard in church that touch on the topic of pornography follow a pattern like this: “Men, God has a wonderful plan for your sexuality. His plan is good and beautiful. Pornography cheapens His plan and objectifies women. See how good His plan is and how valuable women are? You don’t need pornography in your life, so get rid of it. Choose Jesus and His plan instead of pornography.” End of message. Everything in that message is true, but it produces shame on several levels.

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The Healing of Our Shame

The Healing of Our Shame

by Rodney Wright September 07, 2017

God was safe. God is safe. God never changes. God is for us, not against us. Shame does not come from God. Shame is produced by our sin. Guilt says, “I’ve made a mistake.” Shame says, “I am a mistake.” Author Dr. Brene Brown put it this way: Shame is a focus on self, guilt is a focus on behavior.

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