Category Archives: Lawsuits and Church Conflict

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 … Continue reading

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Doesn’t God Condone Church Conflict in 1 Corinthians 11:17-19?

This summer at our church I am teaching the material of Redeeming Church Conflicts in one of our Sunday morning adult community groups. Yesterday during class a man said (with a degree of confidence) that the Bible endorses conflict in … Continue reading

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Child Abuse in the Church: Justice Can Be Grace

Since I linked over to it in today’s post on my personal blog, I thought I would share this post with you too: Child Abuse in the Church: Justice Can Be Grace Not only is this an extraordinarily important topic … Continue reading

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What difference does church membership make? I do everything in my church except vote …

“I am a regular attender, not a member.” Those were the sad words I heard; another person explaining to me the nature of their relationship with the church that they had been attending for eight years. I asked her: “I … 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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Must a Church Also Be a Court?

As Christian conciliators, Dave and I agree with all four of the Peacemaker Ministries distinctives. Today, I would like to draw your attention to the second distinctive: The Responsibility of the Church: We believe that peacemaking is an essential ministry of … Continue reading

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