Nov
6
2013

Peter Greer & The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good

Be warned: this might hurt a little.

Peter Greer is the President and CEO of Hope International, a Christ centered microfinance organization, and the author of The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good. After serving around the world, doing incredible things for the Kingdom, Peter started to notice that his motivation was changing. Slightly, ever so slightly, Peter was becoming more excited about things like publicity and his own kingdom, rather than pursuing the Kingdom. This is the heart of the book.

Everyone of us in ministry know someone who fell victim to a moral failure. Whether we know these people personally, or by extension, the stories tend to be the same: what started as a minor moral compromise snowballed into something bigger than they ever imagined. Over the course of our interview, Peter shares his own stories, and what he learned about himself, and the dark side of doing good. The conversation is well worth the time invested, and be honest, where else are you going to hear a story about a dude that was nearly kidnapped by a silverback gorilla?

Check it out, and let us know what you think:

 

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About the Author: Matt Steen

I love Jesus, Theresa (my wife), the Redskins & Capitals, and am currently living in Waco, Texas where I am studying the finer points of BBQ (while working on my MDiv and MBA at Baylor University). When not studying, I serve church leaders through MinistryBriefing.com and am the Director of Connections for Harris Creek Baptist Church's Downtown Campus.