One of the biggest issues contributing to the behavior of challenging people is what they believe about themselves. Almost any time you see a challenging person, if you look deeply enough, you’ll find a person who doesn’t really understand his or her identity in Christ. Throughout Scripture we find passages that say, “You are…” or [...]

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Bob Roberts of Northwood Church, Keller, TX, published a thought-provoking post on Dealing with Jerks in the Church. While I prefer the term “challenging people” (at least in public), he has a point. Some people go beyond challenging. Some people are jerks. Bob offers six ‘to the point’ strategies for dealing with these folks.

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