Where are the Dividing Lines?

Let's take a brief inventory: Trinitarian versus Arian. Calvinism versus Arminianism. Infant baptism versus believer's baptism. Cessationism versus continuationism. Young earth creationism versus old earth creationism. Complementarianism versus egalitarianism. Church organs versus guitar and drums. Carpet versus tile. Ok. So those last couple of examples might have been a little facetious. Churches never fight over …

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Sin, Church Conflict, and the Need for Confession in Public Worship

Over the last five years or so, I have had at least half a dozen pastor friends who have had to leave or resign from their churches on account of various kinds of congregational dysfunction or confict. Even though it's true that I don't know many of the details about these individual stories, it almost …

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