Tagged with Suffering

Courage to allow the church to suffer

The church needs pastors who lead the church in repentance with love.  The church needs pastoral leadership that refuses to take the shortcuts and has the courage to allow the church to suffer so that the whole church can be a parable of Jesus. David Hansen in The Art of Pastoring: Ministry without all the answers. … Continue reading

Candyfloss God

It is a perennial question for me whether God wants those experiences which we perceive to be negative to play a part in our lives. I know many people who will vehemently deny this.  God, they say, created all things perfectly and thus that is the state he intends and desires for humans to experience … Continue reading