January 13, 2011
Photo by Vicki Harris
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A pastor friend and I drifted into conversation about argumentative church members, just as I suspect that church members commiserate with each other about argumentative pastors. Every argument and/or pointed conversation can be beneficial, but some arguments are more helpful to the church than others. Here are some argumentative types I’ve encountered over the years.
Last Sunday as I greeted worshipers on the steps of the church after worship (always one of the most pleasant moments of each week), I admired the Sunday morning artwork of a 5-year-old girl who had been in church that day. One hand holding onto her mother, her other hand clutched a piece of paper on which she had vividly colored one of the Bible stories.