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Sometimes It's Easier to Believe We Are Better Than Other People Than to Believe the Gospel

I don’t have a file cabinet in my office at the moment, so inside of a cardboard file box in my home is file labeled “notes of encouragement.” There are dozens if not hundreds of cards and letters that I received over the last 15 years or so of church ministry. 319 more words

Southern Fried Faith

Redeeming Church Conflicts (book review)

Tara Klena Barthel & David V. Edling
Baker Books. 249 pages. £10.99
ISBN 978 0 801 014 284

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Book Review

How Crossing Boundaries Creates Conflict

When I was in third grade, my class received music instruction from Miss Rose via closed-circuit television.

I loved to sing, and I liked Miss Rose – until she visited our classroom one day.  1,010 more words

Church Conflict

Do You Always Have to be Right?

Do you always have to be right?

I know the temptation all too well.

In my first pastorate, I visited shut-ins, and one day, I visited Cecil and Freda. 1,043 more words

Church Conflict

Growing a Faith that Works – A Study Through the Book of James – James 4 – Part 18

A Family Tradition We Aren’t So Proud Of.

11 Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister[ 1,210 more words


Reflections on Unity

In 1981 I was fresh out of college, and a schism erupted within my childhood denomination over the ordination of women. The denomination became embroiled in conflict. 506 more words


Tony's Story

(The following is based on an interview with a former pastor I’ll call Tony. While the story is true, the names of people have been changed.) 713 more words

Pastoral Ministry