Monthly Archives: July 2011

My church leaders aren’t ministering to the homeless people in our community and I think they should be …

Q: “I have become very upset with the pastors and elders at my church because they don’t see the urgency and the opportunity we have to be a church reaching street people who are increasing in number due to the … Continue reading

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RedeemingLinks re: Church Conflict

Have you been following the discussions over at IX Marks re: church membership? Pastor Anyabwile posted some great examples that I encourage you to check out: Membership Based on a True Story HT: Challies.com for this link to a brief, but … Continue reading

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Isn’t church discipline harsh and unloving?

Q: “Recently a man in our church was punished for divorcing his wife. He has left the church and so has his wife and family. The pastor said everything was done according to our church’s rules (bylaws) but in this … Continue reading

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RedeemingLinks re: Church Conflict

Another classic from Peacemaker Ministries: Can the Church be a Peacemaking Forum? Hooray for this GREAT post from PureChurch’s Pastor Anyabwile: Preventing Church Splits And another excellent read from Pastor Anyabwile—this time it comes with an irony alert. (Be forewarned.) Is ecclesiology missing from your church? … Continue reading

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RedeemingLinks re: Church Conflict

Kevin DeYoung has a great three-part series on his blog addressing disappointment in the church: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Consider just a few summary lines from the posts and then do check them out! Part 1: How should … Continue reading

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RedeemingLinks re: Church Conflict

Yes, yes. Kevin DeYoung is really gaining on Ed Welch as my favorite contemporary author. Read his post from today (written in the voice of a C.S. Lewis letter to Wormwood) and you’ll see why: A Lost Letter to Wormwood Wow. Don’t … Continue reading

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How should I respond to conflicts in my church?

Q: “I have been a member of my church for 14 years. Recently some things have happened that have raised a lot of conflict and anger among some other church members, but I don’t exactly know what those things are. … Continue reading

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Many of my friends are leaving our church and I’m not sure if I should leave with them …

Q: “My best friends in the church have decided they are leaving and have encouraged me to come with them. I feel torn about this because I took membership vows when I joined (as did they) and just breaking those … Continue reading

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