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When a child dies
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, La. – "A wound that will eventually stop bleeding, but will never, ever stop hurting" is how a friend described the death of his child. I can only hope I never experience such a wound. Two deaths have had a profound impact on me in the past couple of weeks: A family that I know in Oregon lost a precious 18-year-old daughter in a car
 
Pastor salaries not keeping pace
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Compensation for full-time Southern Baptist pastors has not kept pace with inflation over the past two years, while salaries for other full-time ministers and office staff increased at a rate higher than national inflation. These findings are part of the 2014 Southern Baptist Convention Compensation Study, an in-depth survey of
 
Singles belong in church leadership
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Each time I read a well-intentioned article on how to make the most of your single years, I scan down to the author's bio and often discover that, sure enough, he's married to his college sweetheart, pulling advice from a brief period of singleness years ago. Even at 33, I'm a spring chicken to some of the seasoned single men and women before me. These
 
Mental illness remains taboo topic for pastors
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
NASHVILLE – One in four Americans has suffered from some kind of mental illness. Many look to their church for spiritual guidance in times of distress. But a new LifeWay study shows they are unlikely to find much help on Sunday mornings. Most Protestant senior pastors (66 percent) seldom speak to their congregation about mental illness. That includes
 

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