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Dear Pastor, in this moment of widespread loss and grief, could an hour of you talking honestly with your therapist help your congregation more than an hour of you refining your sermon on lament?
Wise leaders understand that complaints are often values statements in disguise.
A pastor and a professor encourage ministry leaders to embrace the grief work they may be tempted to neglect. They explain why good grief will help you, your congregation and your theology.
Here are some things church leaders may want to consider in the new season of partially-gathered church.
On May 20, Pastor Church Resources convened a panel not about the logistics of reopening but about the practices and postures that help congregations engage challenging conversations in hopeful ways.
"Do not judge, in order that you are not judged." Scott Clark examines Matthew 7:1 as it is the "go to" verse for many people, Christians and non-Christians alike.
These models and word pictures have been proposed as ideas as how to strike a healthy balance in the church of being welcoming, being discerning, being a place of embracing brokenness and being a place of deep transformation both individually and corporately.
In the book of Numbers, unintentional and intentional sins were treated differently. But with the flaunting deliberate "high-handed" sin, the most severe punishment was meted out. This is why.
Michael Kruger of Reformed Theological Seminary suggests that behind every issue is the question of: "What is your ultimate authority?" In today's anti-authority world, we are witnessing a "battle of authorities" between the authority of the self and that of the Bible and its Author.