Narcissism in the Pulpit

Without doubt, the highest ranking item on our website in terms of popularity (upwards of 100,00 clicks), this lengthy but much-viewed article has been a help to many. Pastor Chris gets calls (“often out of the blue,” he says) from hurting folks from far-flung places asking for counselling and help on how to deal with this form of spiritual abuse. “Some years ago, I came face to face with this pernicious spirit,” Chris says, “and a colleague and I had to get educated very quickly on what we were dealing with. I think the challenge is three-fold: to try and identify key behaviors but keep an open mind; not to ‘diagnose’ too quickly and become proud; and learn to see where the destructive behaviors might be at work in you, too.”

Originally published by Power2Serve Resources, Lumsden, SK, Canada (which now appears no longer to be a viable ministry), this material has also appeared, in part or in full, on other various online, electronic resources including “The Church Law Campaign.” It is offered here as a ministry to others, in full, and with only slight formatting and grammatical edits.

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