Is your church pushing your pastor toward a fall like those found on Ashley Madison? What does the Ashley Madison scandal tell us about our churches?
In the aftermath of Ashly Madison, churches began picking up the pieces after their pastors fell (see these posts by Ed Stetzer). But David Fitch and Geoff Holsclaw take issue with many of these responses, asking, “What should have been happening BEFORE these pastoral scandals happen?”[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/228366591″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
This scandal tells all of us that we don’t understand sanctification, and that our church systems keep us from practicing it. They talk about the need for evangelicals to have a more robust understanding and process of sanctification, not just for pastors, but for everyone.
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From Resurrection to New Creation: A First Journey in Christian Theology ~ Michael Pahl
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