Pastors: How much (confidential) information do you share with your spouse?

How much ‘confidential’ church information do you share with you spouse? You know… board meeting stuff… who says what… who you’re counseling and what the issues are. Do you share stuff like that with your wife or not? It seems that most of the time, there are two different types of people… those that share everything, and those that share nothing. I’m one of the ‘I share almost everything’ types of guys.  My wife is my confidant.  She encourages me, and she talks me off the cliff at times. But I couldn’t keep a sane head if I...
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Pat Robertson on “awful looking women”

Come on women… get with the program. Pat Robertson gives advice from his 58 years of marriage.  He knows what he’s talking about. Somehow I think his co-host doesn’t agree. Oh my. Don’t you wish you owned your own Christian television network so you could say wacky...
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Second-guessing Louie. An open letter to Louie Giglio

Bryan Fischer from the American Family Association and Renew America has published an open letter to Louie Giglio essentially telling him he has been fuzzy on his current view of homosexuality.  I publish it hear in its entirity since it was a public letter.  I’d love to hear your comments.  I have some… but I’d love to hear yours.  :) Here’s the letter: Dear Pastor Giglio, As a former pastor, I have admired your work for many years. Your winsomeness and appealing demeanor have made you a very effective communicator of the unchanging truth of the gospel. I applaud you...
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Pastor compares gay people to cannibals, child molesters, rapists and murders

A Colorado pastor is causing a national stir equating homosexuals to cannibals, child molesters, rapists, and murderers. Pastor David Beuhner of Christ the King Church is calling for discrimination against the gay community as state lawmakers revisit marriage equality this...
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BREAKING: Louie Giglio is out at Inaugural

Louie Giglio, pastor of Atlanta’s Passion City Church, previously selected to deliver the benediction at President Obama’s inauguration, has withdrawn his name from the services, amid fresh controversy over past comments he made regarding gay marriage. Matt Steen and I read part of Louie’s statement and discuss: CLICK IMAGE TO WATCH Louie Giglio Out at Inaugural (Length:  5 min 52 sec) Subscribe to MinistryBriefing on YouTube What do YOU think?  Leave a text or video comment...
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We now know the reason for Noah’s flood: wedding songs for homosexuals

During a radio interview with Sandy Rios of the American Family Association yesterday, Pastor Scott Lively said that homosexuality “is the issue of the end times” and that God brought on Noah’s flood “when they started writing wedding songs to homosexual marriage,” reports RightWingWatch.org (audio below). Pastor Lively said: “The last straw for God before He brought the flood was when they started writing wedding songs to homosexual marriage and Jesus said that you’ll know the end times because it will be like the days of Noah. There’s never been a time in the...
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Washington National Cathedral to wed same-sex couples

According to CNN, Washington’s National Cathedral is set to bless and wed same-sex couples: When laws went into effect in three states for same-sex couples to marry, many were quick to line up at their city halls to exchange vows. Now they may do so in one of the nation’s most prominent churches – the Washington National Cathedral. Most Americans know the house of God, also called the Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, as a place where sacred rites are carried out on behalf of the nation. It has been host to the funerals of numerous presidents and of inaugural prayer services...
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Claim: 1500 pastors/month leave their job because of burnout

That’s the claim that made in an article in the Charlotte Observer… Biggest stresses:  long hours, too little time with family, delayed or interrupted vacations, nonstop counseling of people in crisis, and pressure to have the perfect family. There is no doubt that being a pastor is a tough job. No doubt at all. But is it really worst or most stressful job that a person could have? I’m not sure. But it does take it’s toll. Take Rev. Steve Shoemaker.  He’s the pastor at Charlotte’s Myers Park Baptist Church. He checked himself into rehab last week. Shoemaker had a...
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When spouses clash on financial giving – 5 steps to connect

Jeff Anderson writes:  For over a decade I have been talking with folks about their personal financial giving. Among the most common questions I hear is, “What do I do when my spouse and I are not on the same page about our giving?” Great question. Often tension in the area of giving can frustrate a marriage. And it’s not always as simple as one spouse is generous and the other is not. As with other issues in marriage, the root cause of this situation can be complex. Here are five ways couples can untangle their giving wires and grow together in generosity. #1 – Connect as...
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Dobson: Country in ‘complete disarray’; God has ‘allowed judgment to fall upon us’

James Dobson this week on his radio show: Our country really does seem in complete disarray. I’m not talking politically, I’m not talking about the result of the November sixth election;  I am saying that something has gone wrong in America and that we have turned our back on God. I mean millions of people have decided that God doesn’t exist, or he’s irrelevant to me and we have killed fifty-four million babies and the institution of marriage is right on the verge of a complete redefinition.  Believe me, that is going to have consequences too. And a lot of these things are happening around...
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