I’m a Marriage Counselor. Here’s What I Want Christians to Know About Domestic Spiritual Abuse | Sojourners

Here are 15 signs that spiritual abuse may be taking place in your home or that of someone you love. This list is certainly not exhaustive, but it’s a start. — Read on sojo.net/articles/im-marriage-counselor-heres-what-i-want-christians-know-about-domestic-spiritual-abuse

“Preacher” and “Preaching”: Some Lexical Observations | Craig A. Evans

[For the full, published article with its excellent compilation of the subject's biblical and usage data, see HERE (JETS)] Response to Article: I am enthused to learn that monologues by “bishops” did not become the mode for Christian meetings until the 4th Century A.D.. Until then, believers just communed in prayer together, ate together, worshipped …

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23 Ways Leaders Dominate Their People by Sam Storms | One Lord One Body Ministries

I thought Sam Storms listed some clear abuses of authority that would apply not only to church-world, but the family and the business world as well. Proverbs 28:16 states; "That a ruler who lacks understanding is a great oppressor." Many times these insecure alpha male/females types don't even recognize they are oppressive leaders. They think their assertiveness… …

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“Rule Well” and “Double Honor” in 1 Timothy 5:17

Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching. Rom. 12:8; 1 Thess. 5:12; [1 Cor. 12:28] Deut. 21:17 The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (1 Ti 5:17). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles. When one encounters 1 Timothy 5:17, one runs into a great …

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The True Extent of Pastoral “Authority,” Part 2

In a previous post, under the same title, Lambs's Harbinger examined the New Testament in order to determine whether pastors (elders / overseers) have "authority" over other believers in the organizational sense of the term, let alone in the spiritual sense. The answer is no for both. The Word is the true authority. The pastor …

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