Given the cultural climate in the United States, it’s surprising to see how positively Paul speaks about being single.
Paul makes it clear in 1 Corinthians 7 that singleness is not a predicament that needs to be addressed, an emergency that needs attention, or a problem that needs to be solved.
A basic distinction between fact and interpretation is helpful when pastoring discontented singles.
As you shepherd those longing for a spouse, don’t miss the opportunity to listen, to comfort, and to speak truth in love.
Even the best things in life cannot fill a human being’s need for companionship.
Does “husband of one wife” disqualify single men from serving as elders?
What we all need are not more authoritarian preachers but more authoritative sermons.
— Can you explain your church’s “care list”? — Does marrying an unbeliever warrant church discipline?
Have you ever wanted to sit down with a trusted pastor, ask lots of questions, and listen to the answers he’s gleaned over 25 years of pastoral ministry experience?
Jonathan sits down with Mark to chat about receiving criticism well, the dangers of avoiding criticism altogether, and how to build into a church structures that cultivate a culture of giving and receiving godly criticism.