Restored?

Is there a future after failure? 

Some things are actually Better After they’ve been Broken, but is that true For pastors? Should these shepherds who have gone astray ever be trusted to lead the flock again?  better after broken believes they can and exists to help them, and those they’ve hurt, find the path home.  the path to restoration.

Washington Post Interview

Washington Post Interview

I had a really cool opportunity to talk with Sarah Pulliam Bailey, a religion reporter with the Washington Post about the current research on pastoral failure and restoration. Here is a link to the...

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Theory #2: Accountability is a myth

Theory #2: Accountability is a myth

In almost every conversation I can remember about pastoral failure the topic of accountability comes up.  It usually comes up towards the end of the conversation, after the unfortunate details...

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A Note to Victims

A Note to Victims

One of my greatest fears in pursuing this area of research is that I would somehow add to the hurt of those who have been victimized by pastors and negligent churches.  I know people who have...

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Alex Johnson is a pastor, researcher, and PhD student in Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

“I will lead her into the wilderness
and speak tenderly to her.
There I will give her back her vineyards,
and I will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope.”