Helping Church Leaders Recover from Leadership Scars

In her work on the surprising power of vulnerability, Brene Brown identified shame as a primary source of our resistance to the risk of wholehearted openness, the kind of emotional and spiritual openness, which can bring us deeper joy and energize greater...

Challenging the Shame of Being Poor

A worldview that dominates Middle Eastern societies is one of honor and shame. All interactions and conversations either honor a person or shame them in the way they are addressed and treated socially. One’s standing in the community may be one of honor or shame...

I Shall Not be Put to Shame

A sermon by Howard Batson, First Baptist Church, Amarillo, Tx. Philippians 1:20 October 13, 2013 Last week, we concluded a sermon series from the Old Testament book of Proverbs.  And today we begin a sermon series from a New Testament book, the book of Philippians. ...