Powerbrokers and Manipulation – Part 1

By John Kimball, D.Min. Powerbrokers are interesting people. Sometimes I wonder if their tactics are learned or if they just have an innate ability to wield control. In my last few posts, I talked about how powerbrokers in the church use intimidation to advance their agenda. Today’s post looks at the other side of that[…]

Powerbrokers Use Intimidation – Part 1

By John Kimball, D.Min. Let’s face it, powerbrokers are bullies. They are the congregational equivalent of that kid on the playground who loved intimidating the smaller kids. Their need for control may be a personality flaw, driven by fear, a mental health issue or maybe even the result of a past wound. But regardless of[…]