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How do you counsel a Christian who is being sued by a non-Christian?

A dear Christian brother and friend once came to see me a day before he was due in court.  He was being sued by a non-Christian over a property line dispute.  My friend had done all he could to try to

Posted in Evangelism, Oversight of Souls

What should I do with the hard, difficult people in my church who appear to hate me?

One of the most significant implications from Hebrews 13:17 (giving account for souls) I learned early in ministry was that I don’t have the right to dislike and refuse to care for someone’s soul that God has entrusted to me.  This is important to realize

Posted in Hospital Visitation, Oversight of Souls, The Pastor's Soul

I just arrived to pastor a dying church…now what?

So many of the mistakes and missteps a pastor makes in a church struggling and needing revitalization comes from a lack of knowledge of what to do. The absence of clear thinking on this matter causes a pastor to listen to

Posted in Oversight of Souls, Training for Ministry

Newest Trench Talk Podcast: Holidays in the church

Christmas may only come once a year, but the calendar is full of holidays. Should you esteem one holiday more highly than another or treat every Sunday alike? In this episode, we walk through the calendar with Brian Croft and

Posted in Oversight of Souls, Training for Ministry
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