Leaders In Tension: The Difference Between Transparency and Vulnerability

When things don't occur properly at the leadership table, the organization struggles. In this episode of Church InTension, Dr. Jon Chasteen talks with leadership expert Hrishi Baskaran about the importance of vulnerability and the pitfalls of transparency and false modesty. Hrishi Baskaran is a principle consultant for Patrick Lencioni’s Table Group and the...

Podcast: Reviving a Dying Church in Uncertain Times

Pastor Brady Boyd took over New Life Church, whose previous pastor experienced a highly publicized moral failure. Bringing the church back to health would be an uphill battle. That's when disaster struck. A shooter entered the church and killed two members after services. "It was the darkest day of my life," says Brady Boyd.

Podcast: Is there Unknown Antisemitism in Your Theology?

The Church is growing rapidly in its understand of its Jewish roots. One big leap took place in Gateway Center for Israel Director Nic Lesmeister's life when he discovered unknown antisemitism in his theology. Find out more in this episode of the Church InTension podcast, in which Dr. Jon Chasteen discusses the topic of antisemitism and Jewish...

Podcast: The Church and Unexpected Pregnancy

One in every four pregnancies ends in abortion. Even more shocking? That statistic is the same inside the Church as it is outside. How can the Church help these young women with unplanned pregnancies? In this episode of Church InTension, Dr. Jon Chasteen talks with Embrace Grace founder, Amy Ford, about how churches can bring this once...

Mental Health, Ministry, and COVID-19

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We need to talk more about mental health in the Church, and the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us to have the conversation. However, many pastors are uncomfortable talking about the subject of mental health because they don’t feel equipped and may be struggling themselves. Dr. Jon Chasteen sits down with licensed therapist Dr....