Excuses Inevitably Lead to the Erosion of Values

Excuses Inevitably Lead to the Erosion of Values

“But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. Please have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them. Please have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I...
Pastoral Care: Ministering to the pastor

Pastoral Care: Ministering to the pastor

Have you ever been in a church whose pastor resigned to leave the ministry? It’s an unsettling proposition for all involved. Yet, too often, it is the congregation itself that bears the blame. The Schaeffer Institute, in a study of American clergy, has written that...