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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)

REDEEMING CHURCH CONFLICTS
By 
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

Theology

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

Spiritual

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