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An Open Letter from a Pastor to Pastors

To the Glory of the Lord Jesus Christ, Pastor Jeff Crippen, Tillamook, Oregon Letter to Fellow Pastors Dear Pastor: The evil of domestic and sexual abuse is in our midst.  By “our,” I mean our conservative, Bible-believing churches.  Churches just like the one I have pastored for nearly 20 years now.  We are not doing …

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Confronting Abuse: We Must be Like John the Baptist

At that time Herod the tetrarch heard about the fame of Jesus, and he said to his servants, “This is John the Baptist. He has been raised from the dead; that is why these miraculous powers are at work in him.” For Herod had seized John and bound him and put him in prison for the sake …

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Resist showing partiality to the “men’s club” (advice for pastors Part 10, by Ps Jeff Crippen)

James 2:1-4 ESV  My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory.  For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in,  and if you pay attention to the one …

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Cognitive dissonance hinders pastors from giving justice (advice for pastors Part 8, by Ps Jeff Crippen)

Deuteronomy 16:18-20 “You shall appoint judges and officers in all your towns that the LORD your God is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment. You shall not pervert justice. You shall not show partiality, and you shall not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the …

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Expose the evil in truth and light, and remove it (advice for pastors Part 7, by Ps Jeff Crippen)

Matthew 18:17  If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. 1 Corinthians 5:1-5 It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that …

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Not all sinners are the same (advice for pastors Part 6, by Ps Jeff Crippen)

Proverbs 23:9 Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, for he will despise the good sense of your words. One of the key truths every pastor must understand if he is to successfully deal with an abuser is simply this:  not all sinners are the same.  I will elaborate on this point in …

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