Mailbag #8: Confidentiality among Elders; Meaningful Membership; Can an Elder Be Single?; and Young Earth CreationismBy Jonathan Leeman | 05.04.2015
—How should elders practice confidentiality? —Can an elder/pastor be single? —How do I make membership more meaningful at my church? —Should young earth creationism be a test of orthodoxy?
Mailbag #7—Cake-baking Principles; Two Services or One; Youth Pastors; & A Discipline Issue
—Can I pastor’s wife work outside the home? —Is it permissible to sign a church covenant? Didn’t Jesus forbid oath-taking? —My church wants me to focus more on administration and less on shepherding. Aren’t they misunderstanding what a pastor is?
—Should we baptize children? —What’s better, small groups or one-on-one discipleship? —How do pastors balance being a model to the flock while still confessing their fallibility?
—My church is growing in number but not in grace. What can I do about it? —I struggled with porn five years ago. Am I qualified to be an elder?
My pastor is plagiarizing. What should I do?
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Do you practice Lent? How should I behave toward my nominal Christian brother? How should understand my “calling” to vocational ministry?