Reclaiming the Meaning of “Pastor” as Care Giver

I know hearing the word “pastor” can be a hot button for us, who have been victims of spiritual abuse. But, it is a real Bible term, and it is a real spiritual gift, as mentioned in Ephesians 4:11. Again, sadly, it is a term that has been twisted and abused to represent false, “authoritarian” …

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“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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