Avoidance…

Douglas YoungConflict, Conflict Resolution

It’s a common response to conflict. I like how Ken Sande refers to it as an “Escape Response.” After all, avoidance is a means of escape. It’s thought that avoidance from a situation will prevent conflict but it doesn’t. The conflict is already in play. It’s already affecting you intrapersonally. That’s why you are running from it, hiding from it, … Read More

Douglas YoungAvoidance…

The Slippery Slope of Contentment

Douglas YoungChristian Life, Culture

Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment… 1 Timothy 6:6, ESV Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content… Philippians 4:11, ESV I believe the above statements concerning contentment to be true. I believe them to be the word of God. I believe contentment is … Read More

Douglas YoungThe Slippery Slope of Contentment

Collateral Damage

Douglas YoungChristianity, Church, Ministry, People

Our actions have consequences. Whether good or bad, messages are being sent by us. I’m fine with that as long as your stuff sticks to you and doesn’t spill over into me. But that’s virtually impossible when you are a part of a group, organization or community. Whether right or wrong, if one person in an organization behaves in a … Read More

Douglas YoungCollateral Damage

The Fear-Driven Church (3)

Douglas YoungChurch

How does fear hold churches back? Looking at the big picture, there are four ways in which a church is incapacitated by fear. Fear Keeps a Church From Seeing What It Needs to See It almost seems habitual, but when we are scared of something we tend to close our eyes. We have an awesome family photo riding a roller … Read More

Douglas YoungThe Fear-Driven Church (3)