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Presidents Jefferson and Adams Reconcile Before Death

Two devoted friends and brilliant minds—John Adams and Thomas Jefferson—fell out with each other over politics, personal slights, and both ...


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Atheist Church Schism Shows that Unity's Not Just Hard for Christians

"Is disbelief enough to keep a Sunday gathering together?" That's the question facing "worshippers" at The Sunday Assembly, London's ...


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Criticizing the Church Is like Criticizing a Man's Wife

Imagine this scenario: A man invites a friend into his home for dinner. They enjoy a delicious meal that the man's wife has graciously offered to make. ...


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Older Rabbi Teaches Young Rabbi about Conflict

A young rabbi found a serious problem in his new congregation. During the Friday service, half the congregation stood for the prayers and half remained ...


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Ancient Christian Wisdom on Staying Committed to Community

When you experience conflict or pain in a church setting, don't run away to another church. It's often better to stay put and work through it. That's ...


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Pastor Works through Resentment and Learns

Twenty years ago, [my wife Bonnie] and I went through what was for us the most difficult experience of our lives. We were sued by a young woman … ...


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Dietrich Bonhoeffer on the Ministry of Listening

Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote:

Christians, especially ministers, so often think they must always contribute something when they are in the company of others, ...

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Advice for Handling Criticism

In his book Confessions of a Pastor, Craig Groeschel offers some advice on how to handle critics:

It's a fact that "hurt people hurt people." ...

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Augustine on Wolves within the Church

There are many sheep without, many wolves within.


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Study: "We" Wins the Argument

A study reported in Psychological Science discovered that the "best" arguers are those who don't point their fingers. According to the study, ...


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