Six Cultural Pastoral Issues Where Pastors Often Struggle

June 4, 2019
Episode #542
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Pastors are faced with different ethical and moral issues in society on an almost daily basis. Today we highlight six major cultural issues facing pastors and churches today.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Pastors are getting more questions about sexuality and gender than ever before.
  • The opioid crisis is affecting churches across the nation. No church is immune to the possibility of opioid abuse among church members.
  • Rarely do a husband and wife both stay in the same church after a divorce.
  • Many in ministry tend to have selective indignation when it comes to certain moral issues.

The six cultural issues we discuss are:

  1. Issues of sexuality and gender
  2. Sex abuse and physical abuse
  3. Both illegal and prescription drug abuse
  4. Divorce
  5. Cohabitation
  6. Requests to perform wedding ceremonies

Resources mentioned in today’s podcast

Rainer on Leadership is a member of the LifeWay Leadership Podcast Network


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