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Reliving the Anniversary of a Church Coup

Five years ago today, October 24, 2009, I attended a board meeting at the church I had served as pastor for ten-and-a-half years.  The meeting began with a surprising and shocking announcement. 2,217 more words

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Lessons in Conflict Resolution from Preschoolers

“Use your words.”

Several times every week, as I walk through our house that has been turned into a preschool, I hear my wife’s voice, directed toward warring children: 752 more words

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How to handle church conflict

I recently had a pastor ask me for tips on how to deal with church conflict.  Here are five things that came to mind…

  1. Where there are two or more present, there will be conflict; it’s normal.  
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Ten Toxic Responses to Issues and Problems


On October 10th, 2014, the premier of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, Stephen McNeil, officially apologized to former orphans of Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children, who were abused emotionally, physically and sexually at the hands of staff when put under their care. 2,129 more words


The Oil on Aaron’s Beard

“The Oil on Aaron’s Beard” Psalm 133; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 © 10.5.14 World Communion Sunday by Tom Cheatham at First Presbyterian Church, Amory, MS. All rights reserved. 1,603 more words

A peaceful church

God isn’t a God of disorder but of peace. — 1 Corinthians 14:33, CEB

Many of us have been party to, or at least aware of, conflict in a local congregation.  518 more words

Biblical Meditation

7 Misconceptions about Church (that are killing us)

I like Social Media. I really do. Over the course of a day I can keep up with huge numbers of people in the time it would take to complete a single phone call. 501 more words

Rev. Shane L. Bishop