Author: Eric Hatfield

It was kind of amusing and revealing at the same time

The church I attend is part of a denomination which, based on the teachings of Paul, doesn’t allow women to be the senior minister in a congregation or to preach to a mixed gender audience. A few weeks back a young woman, bare-headed and wearing casual clothes, led the prayers in the Saturday evening service … Continue reading It was kind of amusing and revealing at the same time

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Is this how to mature as a christian?

How do people mature? Does it just happen automatically as we grow, or are there things we can do to aid maturity? And do christians mature in any different way from other people? Three stages in maturity Psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg said that there are three basic stages in maturity, particularly in relation to moral development1. … Continue reading Is this how to mature as a christian?

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When are they going to start teaching ministers how to communicate?

Christianity is all about helping people change their minds and behaviour, right? We want to see people choosing to follow Jesus, then growing in their understanding of what that means and how they can follow him better. Don’t we? So why are we still using approaches that have been shown to be very ineffective?  […] Continue reading When are they going to start teaching ministers how to communicate?

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