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Fighting the Religious Straw Men of the Moral Majority and the Religious Right

October 26, 2016

By Dr. Ronnie Floyd

This article originally appeared at Dr. Floyd’s blog and is used by permission.

As a local church pastor and leader, I stand amazed, but also burdened over the ongoing attacks that are aimed at what I call “religious straw men.” The term “fighting a straw man” is used when one states a belief in an exaggerated way and then destroys it. Usually someone is attacking the belief and practice of another person, but doing so by creating a different reality of what actually occurred. Continue reading

What Every New Minister Needs to Know- Part 2

October 25, 2016

By William F. Harrell

The article originally appeared at Dr. Harrell’s website and is used by permission.

The following is a continuation from part one of a collection of thoughts that I have presented at ordination services. They are only a few of the things that one could tell a young man who is just beginning his ministry but they are some very important things that everyone should remember. Continue reading

What Every New Minister Needs to Know- Part 1

October 24, 2016

By William F. Harrell

This article originally appeared at Dr. Harrell’s website and is used with permission.

It has been my privilege to preach a number of Ordination services for young men who have felt the call of God upon their lives. I have had the wonderful joy of seeing about thirty people enter the ministry while they were a part of my personal ministry. It has been a joy to be a part of launching them into the calling God has placed upon their lives. The following is a collection of thoughts that I have presented at ordination services. They are only a few of the things that one could tell a young man who is just beginning his ministry but they are some very important things that everyone should remember. Continue reading

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