August 20, 2011

Why Narcissists Make Bad Church Leaders

Posted in IC Doctrine and Practices, Misconceptions Dispelled, Pastor/Teachers tagged , , , , , , , , at 10:27 pm by Set Free Indeed


Narcissists Make Bad Leaders – A Study

Reading this MSNBC article entitled “Narcissists make bad leaders; here’s why” made me think about leaders in the churches exhibiting the same characteristics.

Although narcissists have leadership-related qualities, such as confidence, authority and high self-esteem, their self-centeredness ultimately prevents them from partaking in the creative exchange of information and ideas, which is crucial in group decision-making situations, the researchers at the University of Amsterdam said.

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August 14, 2011

You Left the IC, but has the IC Left YOU?

Posted in False Beliefs about Attending Church, False Beliefs about Church Leavers, False Beliefs About The IC, Healing Series, IC Doctrine and Practices tagged , , , , , , at 7:05 pm by Set Free Indeed


Deleting this blog out of existence was certainly on my mind concerning recent events in my life. Why do you ask?  Mainly because I have became flabbergasted recently concerning the behavior of some of those who have claimed to have left the Institutional Church (IC), YET are exhibiting the same ways, practices, and tactics, of those they negatively speak of. They left the IC but the IC hasn’t LEFT THEM. We do the same things we accuse those in the institution are doing. I have personally forgotten my first love, and for that I am in deep sorrow. Read the rest of this entry »

June 17, 2010

Cognitive Dissonance: The Body of Christ and it’s Response

Posted in Church Psychology, Healing Series, IC Doctrine and Practices tagged , , , , , , , , , at 8:37 pm by Set Free Indeed


Cognitive Dissonance is a theory used in psychology which refers to the uncomfortable feelings produced when a person holds two contradictory ideas simultaneously. Dissonance occurs when a person perceives a logical inconsistency in their beliefs, when one idea implies the opposite of another. Read the rest of this entry »

Do Church People Hate You?

Posted in Healing Series, Videos tagged , at 3:44 am by Set Free Indeed


Have you found that many of the members of the church you attend hate you? They don’t want to fellowship with you, they gossip and slander you, they mistreat you, and worst of all you can’t think of any valid reason as to why they treat you like their worst enemy? Maybe your church is full of goats who are enemies of Christ, and therefore become your enemies by default. Read the rest of this entry »

April 27, 2010

Dealing With Residual Anger

Posted in Healing Series tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 3:31 am by Set Free Indeed


Finding out that the institution formerly known as “church” has taken you for a ride can make even the most even tempered Christian among us ready to fight! I can tell you from experience that it’s OK to be ticked off about being lied to, but it is NOT OK TO SIN. I pray that this blog will help my brothers and sisters in the Lord find some comfort, not taking your frustrations with the institution and it’s practices out on the sheep who attend them and may not understand just yet where we are coming from. Read the rest of this entry »

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