Category Archives: Authentic Relationships in the Church

Do You Always Have to Confess Before Confronting?

Q. Do you always have to personally confess before you confront someone in the church with their sin? If I don’t have anything to confess, but I know the other person won’t listen to me if I don’t confess something … Continue reading

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Redeem Church Conflicts by Listening to LAWYERS? Really?

Q. Redeeming church conflicts doesn’t apply to us because our church is being sued by non-Christians. So we have to listen to our lawyers, right? A. If you are being sued by anybody it is always wise to listen to your … Continue reading

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Should we stop saying, “The church hurt me?”

An excellent post by Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile: Should we stop saying “The church hurt me?” Pastor Thabiti starts by exploring what we really mean by “the church”: the church universal? The local church? The church’s leadership? An individual or small … Continue reading

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