Significant majorities of Protestant pastors agree that abusive pastors should be disqualified from ministry, according to a new study from Lifeway Research.
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BibleProject's Tim Mackie and Jon Collins say it's not surprising if people find the Bible hard to understand. "Most people," says Tim, "aren’t in the habit of reading ancient texts from across the planet from thousands of years ago, and that’s what the Bible is."
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“Especially in America, there’s such a loneliness," says Laurence Koo. "How do I even fit into a community that’s so based on only families and married people?"
“I would recommend that a pastor with a group of leaders work hard at educating yourself" about trans identities, says Preston Sprinkle. "We can’t pretend that this is such a fringe issue that it's not worth our interest to engage in."
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