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Brethren Against Brethren: LGBT Fight Divides Peace Church
Departing congregations want stricter enforcement of official positions.
John Ortberg’s Church Announces New Investigation
Leadership apologizes for lack of transparency that eroded trust.
John Ortberg’s Church Says ‘No Evidence of Misconduct’ As More Details Emerge
Megachurch pastor’s son named as the volunteer who confessed sexual attraction to children.
How a Reformed Facebook Group’s Private Comments Turned Into a Public Dispute
The social media saga involving Aimee Byrd and Genevan Commons calls for discipline, justice, and restoration beyond “cancel culture.”
Spiritual Abuse Definition Debated by UK Christians
Cases of Steve Timmis and Jonathan Fletcher illustrate debate over at what point a pastor’s exhortation crosses the line into coercion.
Southern Baptists Disfellowship Church Over Abuse for the First Time
But victim advocates say the denomination hasn’t gone far enough.
SBC Recalls ‘Year of Waking Up’ Since Abuse Investigation
Attention turns to a committee that could identify offending churches, a new measure put in place following the landmark Houston Chronicle series.
John Ortberg Investigated After Church Volunteer Confessed Attraction to Minors
Menlo Church said the senior pastor showed “poor judgment” in allowing the member to work with children and failing to notify other staff.
Willow Creek Confirms Abuse Allegations Against Gilbert Bilezikian
“Dr. B,” an egalitarian leader and mentor to Bill Hybels, continued teaching at church for years after elders learned of his misconduct.
Todd Bentley Investigation Finds ‘Steady Pattern’ of Immoral Conduct
The edgy Canadian preacher was declared unfit for ministry due to credible allegations of adultery, sexting, and substance abuse spanning the past 15 years.
From Mars Hill to Harvest: Hope for a Wounded Church
How Christians care for one another when their leaders fall.
James MacDonald Takes ‘Indefinite Sabbatical’ from Harvest Bible Chapel
The founding pastor will step back as his megachurch undergoes a peacemaking process to address criticism.
Do Methodists Have a Case Against Jeff Sessions?
Though the denomination is the least likely in the US to administer church discipline, critical voices have been swirling around its highest-ranking politician.
If A Church Isn’t Growing, Should The Pastor Be Fired?
Nowhere does the Bible imply that a pastor is not being faithful if they don't hit certain levels of numerical increase.
6 Principles Healthy Churches Use To Deal With Conflict Well
We have an obligation as leaders to have a plan in place to resolve conflicts in the healthiest way possible.
Does the Church’s First Spiritual Abuse Verdict Give Critics a New Weapon?
We emulate Jesus when we expose abuse. But dividing it into special categories may do more harm than good.
Why Moral Failure Happens When Ministry Is Going Great
7 characteristics of success that can lead to adultery.
Why Churches Lose Their Way
Joe Thorn discusses how congregations can rediscover the biblical basis of who they are and what they’re called to do.
The Grace of Church DisciplineSubscriber Access Only
We do no one any favors if we ignore or downplay core beliefs.
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The Church Needs Better Critics (9 Ways to Win Hearts, not Just Arguments)
As Christians – especially Christian leaders – our criticism should elevate the conversation, not debase it.

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N. T. Wright: The Pandemic Should Make Us Humble—and Practical
N. T. Wright: The Pandemic Should Make Us Humble—and Relentlessly Practical
We can’t know for sure why it’s happening or how to stop it. But Scripture calls us to grieve with God’s Spirit and get to work serving others.

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