The Emotionally Healthy Leader by Peter Scazzero

In a day and age of hectic rushing to and fro in ministry, business, and just about every aspect of life, there are principles to learn from Peter Scazzero. While, I would not endorse every aspect of his book, including Scazzero’s ecumenism and hinted acceptance of women-preachers, he does share some valuable principles that leaders today often find wanting in their leadership.

For a nutshell of the book’s content, BibleGateway did an interview which you may find helpful: The Emotionally Healthy Leader: An Interview with Peter Scazzero

Leadership does not have to be a the responsibility of an overextended workaholic. Leaders can find from Jesus’ example the importance of rest, proper ministry-work-life balance and much more. Leadership is first of all obedience to the Lord.

Sneak Peak at New 1 John Study!

Ryan is working on an 8-week study guide for 1 John. Today, we share the unedited manuscript of week one.

Week 1


The book of 1 John was written by the Apostle John. Studying the Apostle John’s writing is different than studying Paul’s letters. Paul is very linear, he lists things out: point 1, 2, 3 in his writing. Paul also cites his testimony and call as a source of authority when disciplining churches. John does not use his authority to gain a hearing. In addition, John talks in circles: he talks about one thing and then how that thing applies and what it produces in our lives and then back to the first point again. Read more