It’s Mailbag Friday! What advice would you give a younger single pastor at a new church?
Wretched Radio | Air Date: August 04, 2023
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My wife and I are expecting a baby, and we’re considering a 12-week paternity leave. Some people are advising against it, claiming it’s rooted in unbiblical ideas. I’m researching the topic but struggling to find answers. Could you provide insight into whether taking paternity leave would be considered sinful? -Osie
Just listened to your recent episode where you mentioned Saddleback’s creative team. I wanted to dive deeper into this thought. I do believe the modern church exploits the use of creativity for shameful gain (like Saddleback Church for example), however I also believe that creativity is a gift from God and we as Christians should use it to bring Him glory. I believe we should do things with excellence, reflecting the excellence of our Creator. To what extent do you think Christians should utilize creativity in the church? -Christopher
Both of my parents are devout, wise Christians. Recently they have condemned me for being too aggressive in evangelism. I use way of the master but they say that I need to build a relationship with people before I evangelize and that people can smell my ulterior motives when I talk to them. Am I in the wrong? -Nathan
I want your Biblical perspective on a dilemma between my husband and I. We have been married for a few years now, and last year my husband told me how deeply he desired a motorcycle and wants to get one when new can afford it. We have argued over this, as I believe they are dangerous. I want to be submissive, and I know that nothing can happen to him apart from God’s sovereign will. I also know the husband’s responsibility is to die to his desires for his wife, but I know that does not absolve me of mutual submission. Should he be able to get one or should my conviction be more important to him? -Kailee
What advice would you give a younger single pastor at a new church? I strive to protect the flock God has brought me to but I’m not sure where else to meet a woman who has Christian values. Any thoughts would be appreciated! -John
Wife is serving in women’s ministry and one of the leaders is married to another woman.
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