Category Archives: Slandered

Resolving conflicts among Christians

Jesus anticipated fractures in Christian fellowship. We should not be surprised by them but ready to seek reconciliation. Continue reading

Posted in Antagonists, Broken Relationships, Christian Counselor, Church, Church Leadership, Church membership, Community, Conflict, Confrontation, Difficult people, Discernment, Disciple-making, Discipline, Elders, False accusation, Fellowship, Forgiveness, Grace, Jesus Christ, Life of a pastor, Pastors, Reconciliation, Relationships, Slandered, Small Group leaders, Unity | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Responding to false accusations

Helpful advice for those facing false accusations. Continue reading

Posted in Broken Relationships, Conflict, Confrontation, Criticism, Cross of Christ, Death of Christ, Difficult people, Discernment, False accusation, Forgiveness, Slandered, Wisdom | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Are you a social cannibal?

Some people enjoy bad news about others. They savor bits of gossip and slander. You might want to keep your distance from them. Continue reading

Posted in Antagonists, Complaining, Conflict, Evil in the world, Evil One, Gossip, Slandered, Trouble-makers | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

5 links to see (and a fun video)

4 thought-provoking articles. Continue reading

Posted in Depression, Despair, Discernment, Discouragement, Drug addiction, Gossip, Human depravity, Human dignity, Sadness, Slandered, Suicide, Unity | Leave a comment

God-centered, Mission-focused purpose for our troubles

It’s tempting to think that being a Christian should minimize the challenges and troubles of life. We have God with us! Shouldn’t He protect us from hardships? Shouldn’t life be easier? Continue reading

Posted in Afraid to die, Anxiety, Assurance, Bitterness, Comfort, Conference, Encouragement, Evil in the world, Faith, Fear, Fear of death, God's control, God's Heart, God's Love, God's power, God's Protection, God's Will, Godly sorrow, Gospel-centered, Grieving, Loss, Pain, Patience, Problem of evil, Seeking God, Slandered, Spiritual growth, Spiritual transformation, Suffering, Theodicy, Trials, Walking with God | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

When life hurts

When bad things happen to us that we cannot directly control and that prayer will not immediately change, we might find ourselves wrestling through dark nights of the soul concerning how God relates to the hardships of life. Continue reading

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Judge not, lest you be judged.

What exactly did Jesus mean when he spoke these words?
Was he advocating a mind your own business policy?
Was he forbidding all judgments about the actions of others? Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Antagonists, Church Leadership, Church membership, Conflict, Confrontation, Criticism, Debatable Matters, Difficult people, Discernment, Discrimination, Elders, Ethics, Guidelines for living, Humility, Jesus Christ, John R. W. Stott, John Stott, Judging others, Leadership, Legalism, Life of a pastor, Local Church, Mercy, Morality, Parenting, Sin, Slandered, Speech, Tolerance, Truth, Wisdom | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Are you a social cannibal?

Some people enjoy bad news about others. They enjoy bits of gossip and slander. You might want to keep your distance from people like this.  These are people who give you a feeling that they wouldn’t mind hearing a little … Continue reading

Posted in Antagonists, Bitterness, Church membership, Community, Conflict, Depravity, Envy and Jealousy, Evil in the world, Gossip, Problem of evil, Schadenfreude, Slandered | 7 Comments

You will heap burning coals on his head?

What does it mean… If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head”? Context… “Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, Bitterness, Counseling, Evil in the world, Forgiveness, Pain, Persecuted, Revenge, Slandered, Suffering, Tolerance, Trials | 2 Comments

Words are windows into hearts

When things go wrong in a relationship, we can almost always be sure that people are talking in hurtful ways to each other.  This is one reason why it’s important to often take personal inventory about the way we use … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Complaining, Conflict, Contentment, Counseling, Criticism, Divorce, Divorce and Remarriage, Encouragement, Family life, Fathers, Gossip, Marriage, Parenting, Parenting teens, Peace, Relationships, Slandered, Speech, Thankfulness | 2 Comments