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Together Again: A Sermon on Matthew 18:15-20

Grace and peace to you, sisters and brothers in Christ.

When I saw the text for this morning, I admit I let out a little sigh of disappointment. 1,293 more words


Churches Need Healthy Immune Systems

Someone recently sent me a notice stating that a church volunteer who worked with youth had been arrested for having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a minor. 901 more words

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Playing Politics in Our Churches

Most churchgoers have no idea what really goes on behind-the-scenes at the average church.  What really happens in meetings of the board and staff?  How many decisions are… 1,073 more words

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Emotional Reactivity in the Church

You’re in the fast lane on the freeway.

A car going 25 mph faster than you’re going crosses four lanes and cuts in front of you, forcing you to brake suddenly. 871 more words

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Ten Insights Concerning Church Conflict

How would you like to receive top-notch training from an expert you respect and admire?

That’s what happened to me last week when I flew to Minneapolis and received 14 hours of training in church conflict from veteran congregational consultant Peter Steinke.  995 more words

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On Being Church

*This reflection is excerpted from a sermon based on Matthew 18:15-20 that  I preached about three years ago. (Funny how the lectionary works like that!) 671 more words


The Remaking of the Acts 6 Church

Note: Text in this color is quoted from the NIV Bible.

The Act 6 Church Conflict

In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. 1,006 more words