Tag Archives: Conflict

What Would Your Brother Do?

We have been following the story of Jacob. In our last post we asked questions stemming from the plot that Jacob and his mother Rebekah hatched to get the blessing Isaac intended to bestow on his eldest son. Going back … Continue reading

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A Stolen Blessing

Have you ever had a tough conversation with someone?  Have you ever hurt someone?  Maybe you meant to, or maybe like me sometimes you are just a stump.  Here is the real question.  Have you ever hurt someone in such … Continue reading

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The Way Forward: Making Our Words Count

 The apostles and elders met to consider this question. After much discussion, Peter got up and addressed them…Acts 15:6-7 “After much discussion…” Those are the words we use when we’re writing minutes of a business meeting and there was a lot of … Continue reading

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Slow Learners

I know that my “job” on this blog is writing book reviews.  The reason that I know that is because I chose that job for myself.  I love to read and learn.  Well, I love to learn at least.  Reading … Continue reading

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What Churches Learn from Conflict

This is a popular post from Churchwhisperer.com, updated and republished.  Please enjoy! Every church conflict is unique in many ways.  The mix of personalities, the history, and especially the specific facts and circumstances cover a huge range of possibilities.  But they … Continue reading

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Making Our Words Count

This is a popular post from Churchwhisperer.com, updated and republished.  Please enjoy! “After much discussion…” Those are the words we use when we’re writing minutes of a business meeting and there was a lot of discussion but not much said.  When … Continue reading

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What’s the Opposite of Gossip?

  For me, “gossip” is a real hot button. It is the fuel that has grown most (probably all) of the church conflicts I have ever seen or heard about from the initial small conflict to the raging firestorm they … Continue reading

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There’s a Difference Between Childlikeness and Childishness

In the entire Bible, there is no chapter or passage which comes up more often in the midst of church fights than Matthew 18, particularly the passage in v. 15 and following which talks about how to confront a brother. … Continue reading

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