Nations on the verge of war use it. A group of children on the playground may even physically draw it. Regardless of who evokes it, the metaphor of a line in the sand is strong. Thom and Sam discuss the four occasions when a pastor should draw a line in the sand.
- When there is a threat to core and foundational biblical issues.
- When the pastor’s family is being attacked.
- When there is a toxic person wreaking havoc.
- When the church refuses to reach beyond its walls.
- A definition of heresy and what it’s not. Don’t overuse or expand the definition of heresy but defend the Gospel at all costs.
- Always ask the question of intent and patterns when facing criticism of family.
- A line in the sand may look like moving on to another calling.
- A critic is rarely a toxic person.
- What to do with an intentionally inward focused church.
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