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All articles & reviews tagged with pastoral

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October 2021
Articles

Family Matters Part 2: How to fix broken relationships

In this series, Pastor Alan Hill considers what the Bible has to say about family life. ‘Which film shall we watch tonight?’ It starts so innocuously. In our series on family matters, we come to a most important subject: relationships. All of us struggle here, don’t we? There are some people with whom we…

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September 2021
Reviews > Book

Coping with Criticism: Turning pain into blessing

Have you ever faced criticism and found it painful and difficult to cope with? In this short title, Mostyn Roberts addresses this common problem. The book began as a paper written for a ministers’ fraternal, and was later expanded into its present form. It can be read comfortably in one or two sittings, and…

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November 2019
Reviews > Book

From the Psychiatrist’s Chair: Selected Works of Dr Monty Barker

This is a collection of essays by a Christian psychiatrist who originally delivered them as lectures, sermons and papers in different contexts. There are twenty chapters, each of about ten pages, divided into different sections, reflecting its disparate genesis: the family, health, the workplace, the pastoral ministry and cross-cultural mission. Thus a wide range…

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July 2019
Reviews > Book

The Preacher’s Catechism

Lewis Allen has evidently thought long and hard about the nature of the Christian ministry. The result is The Preacher’s Catechism, a collection of 43 questions and answers which bring essential truths to the preacher’s heart. Loosely following the structure of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, its subjects include the glory of God, sin, the…

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February 2019
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We must be on alert to the transgender agenda

You may be tempted to think the transgender ideology has come from nowhere. From relative obscurity, it is now dominating the equalities agenda wherever you care to look: schools, government, media, public services. But the truth of the matter is, the transgender agenda has been simmering away in the background for many years. And…

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May 2018
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Pastoring a victim of abuse in the glare of the media

Pastoring a church member who has suffered childhood sexual abuse is hard enough. Doing so when the person in question has entered the national and international media spotlight is even harder. That is precisely what Jim Savastio has faced in recent months. Jim is the pastor of the Reformed Baptist Church of Louisville, Kentucky.…

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