Let’s briefly consider some of the “good-faith” objections to discipline we’ve encountered and how we try to help church members understand the theological principles undergirding discipline.
We asked three pastors to share a story of restoration—that is, someone who had been restored to membership after being disciplined for unrepentant sin.
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Three pastors answer one question each about church discipline, church attendance, and caring for a church member who is unwed and pregnant.
A “once saved, always saved” motif that doesn’t understand conversion and its vital connection to a church shouldn’t comfort anyone in any way.
We asked pastors from around the world a simple question: what books did you read in 2018 that helped you be a better pastor?
At what point, if ever, does a persistent pattern of pornography warrant church discipline?
As it turns out, these eight excuses not to practice church discipline are actually reasons *to* practice church discipline.
Jonathan Leeman answers the difficult question, “How should we interact with someone who’s been disciplined from our church?”
It’s impossible to follow Christ without helping others follow Christ.
In the Bible, church discipline is always a rescue operation.
Must I be a church member to go to heaven? No, not necessarily. But throughout the New Testament, it’s clear that the Christian life is the churched life.
The world doesn’t have the tools to offer the kind of redemption the #MeToo movement calls for. But thankfully, the church does.
Fundamentally, churches should practice church discipline for love’s sake.
God’s discipline of his people is an integral part of the Bible’s entire storyline, from Eden to the new creation.
In recent years, the number of churches committed to exercising biblical church discipline seems to be increasing.