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Elders, The Mind, Guns

How should the church approach the "Gun Issue"?  How does social media shape our minds as to our approach to owning and using guns and the outbreak of violence"? 

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Moral Injury and Soul Repair Webinar

In this webinar, Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock and Chaplain Herman Keizer discuss the definition and causes of moral injury, how it differs from post-traumatic stress disorder and what’s involved in the recovery process. They also share about the importance of congregations and communities in the process of soul repair.

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Do you have a policy re weddings?

Further to the Church Order, has anyone formulated a policy or guideline to determine under what conditions a couple can be married in your church? Question came up in a Consistory meeting, thinking about past marriages between believers and non-believers who subsequently disappeared. What about facilities rentals?
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A Church Check

You have any idea how a visitor views your church?  Do we take for granted we are doing everything well?

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Church is Boring!

Have you ever heard someone say, "Church is boring?"  How do you explain that the church is about more than entertainment?

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Should wine or grape juice be served at Communion?

We currently serve both wine and grape juice, giving parishioners a choice. But we also have several AA groups that use our facility during the week, and know that they have an open invitation to worship with us. There are a couple of members who have strong objection to switching to all grape juice, so it would also be a pastoral issue to switch. Does the presence of wine in the communion tray offer too strong a temptation to a recovering alcoholic?
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Concerns About an Elder

I was a member of a congregation that elected a man to become an Elder without knowing his true background. What next steps should I take?

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Are We All Equal?

We are created equal.  We are not created equal.  Which is it? I would suggest that as individuals we are not all equal.

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What is Your Bottom Line?

What is the bottom line?  My wife and I just purchased a new car and that was the question that we asked ourselves as well as the dealer who sold us the car.  With that question fresh on my mind, I thought about it in a larger context; namely life.  

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How Do We Know Which Story is True?

How wrong can a School Administrator be or is He right? My concern is based on a conversation I had with a Christian School Administrator.  The conversation occurred a few years ago and it made a lasting impression on me.

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Whatever Happened to Church Discipline?

My father adhered to the old adage, “Spare the rod; spoil the child”.  He did not spoil many of his six children. In fact school faculties were not hesitant to use the same method of discipline.

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Check Out the Music

This past week I questioned the content of one of the “praise songs” sung at the church I attended.  Perhaps I am wrong but I ask you as reader to give me some advice. Is God "untameable"?

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