Biblical Ethics

pastor miles mcpherson standing near his pulpit at rock church preaching a sermon

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Hope for a Racially Divided Nation

Miles McPherson

A recent increase in high profile, racially-charged conflict has led well-meaning people to wonder what they can do to help alleviate racial tension in our churches, communities, and country. Miles McPherson’s new book, The Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation, offers guidance on this issue, by identifying the cultural influences that shape our attitudes on race, and explaining why we must honor the priceless value of God’s image in all people.

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Self-Care for the Weary Pastor

Focus on the Family's Pastoral Counseling Staff

Many pastors struggle to stay sane because they’re operating under the handicap of a flawed philosophy of Christian leadership.

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Ministering Beyond the Sermon

Focus on the Family's Pastoral Counseling Staff

The role of the pastor includes the act of preaching but it also goes beyond that to things like pastoral counseling. At some point every pastor will have to get involved in the lives of their congregants. Are you ready to dive in?

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The Value of Sex in Today's Culture

Church Resources Staff

The value of sex has decreased dramatically because of the widespread availability. Does the Judeo-Christian sexual ethic hold the answers for the correct way to view and practice healthy sexuality?

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Two women grieving together on a couch

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An Anchor for the Soul in Seasons of Grief

Church Resources Staff

One day it's going to happen. You're going to get that call, that email, or that text that someone you love is going through something earth-shattering. How do we step into the seasons of grief our congregation experiences throughout their lives? 

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