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An Ecumenical Ministry in St. Patrick Catholic Parish

Friday, November 20, 2020

How Churches Elevate and Protect Abusive Pastors


When Words About God Become the Word of the Lord
Decades of listening to sermons have convinced me of these four truths.
Nathan Hatch

US Megachurches Are Getting Bigger and Thinking Smaller
Church growth has corresponded with a huge jump in multisite locations and deeper engagement in small groups.
Maria Baer

How Churches Elevate and Protect Abusive Pastors
A psychologist explores the power dynamics that help turn shepherds into wolves.
Interview by Tim Hein
A Plea to Save Artsakh’s Armenian Heritage
Head of the Armenian Apostolic Church details the “countless sacred spaces” in Nagorno-Karabakh at risk of becoming the “silent victims of conquest” by Azerbaijan.
Catholicos Karekin II

Died: John Edmund Haggai, Evangelist Who Trained Evangelists
Southern Baptist pastor promoted a new strategy to spread the gospel globally.
Daniel Silliman

We All Know Christ’s Dying Words. But Can We Define the ‘It’ That Is ‘Finished’?
Pastors Launch Church-Planting Network for ‘Black and Brown Neighborhoods’
A new initiative led by Thabiti Anyabwile aims to support leaders serving in distressed urban areas.
Kate Shellnutt

Rich Lowry on Where Conservatism Goes From Here
Donald Trump transformed conservative and evangelical politics. What comes next?
Michael Cosper

When Conscience Rights Come at the Cost of Human Rights
Evangelicals have done commendable work advancing religious freedom around the globe. But that work has involved some questionable moral compromises.
Alex Ward

As a Pandemic Parent, God Calls Me to This Loud and Lonely Life
A Drink of Light
I have a legitimate need for monastic silence. But that need is also a serious temptation.
Tish Harrison Warren

No Pandemic Pause in Persecution, Says Poland Ministerial
Third annual conference to promote international religious freedom, held virtually, highlights how governments have exploited COVID-19.
Jayson Casper

Cultivating Chaos
The Holy Spirit does many things. First among them is creation.
Sandra McCracken

Charities Adapt to Save Christmas from COVID-19
Nonprofits are offering churches more ways to give during a season with fewer in-person gatherings.
Kate Shellnutt

Christians Ready to Help COVID-19 Vaccine Go to Neediest First
Medical experts prep for ethical distribution, while some church leaders preach against misinformation.
Rebecca Randall

Sony’s Pure Flix Acquisition Could Raise the Bar for Christian Movies
A major Hollywood studio invests in on-demand inspirational content.
Josh M. Shepherd

Spiritual Formation as COVID-19 Gets More Depressing
How to seek transformation when you’re burned out by the pandemic.
Morgan Lee

The Joys of Ministry
Too often, pastors reflect on the aspects of their work that feel like a grind. But it’s joy that sustains us.
Jared Wilson and Ronnie Martin

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