New Articles at CT and TGC on Abuse, Church Relationships

New Piece at Christianity Today

Today it was announced that Paige Patterson will be made President Emeritus at SWBTS. I believe there are thousands of SBC pastors who are not only grieved by what Patterson has done in his ministry and the lack of repentance, but also disagree fundamentally with his theology of abuse and divorce. Christianity Today gave me the chance to share a different perspective on this very important issue. Read the whole article here: God Hates Abuse.

Ultimately, Christians have to be people who are concerned with saving people even more than they are with saving marriages.

New Piece at The Gospel Coalition

The Gospel Coalition was kind enough to share my encouragement to push through the difficulty of forming real relationships at church. We can’t expect things to come “naturally”–we have to fight for the family! Read the whole article here: When Church Relationships Are Hard.

Why don’t I click with the people in my church? Shouldn’t it be the most natural thing in the world for me to spend time with brothers and sisters in Christ?

Is something wrong with my church? Is something wrong with me?