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Pastoring Singles | 9Marks Journal: Spring 2017

Pastoring Singles | 9Marks Journal: Spring 2017

Jonathan Leeman Owen Strachan Mary Willson Mike Gilbart-Smith Ed Shaw Sam Allberry Rosaria Champagne Butterfield Christopher Yuan Sean DeMars Andy Johnson Allan Duty Andy Davis Bert Daniel Steve Wellum Tom Schreiner Frank Thielman Matt Smethurst Jeremy Pierre Whitney Woollard
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Why devote an issue of the 9Marks Journal to pastoring singles?

One, it’s a growing demographic in our culture and therefore in our churches.
Two, it’s a demographic that is particularly impacted by our culture’s removal of all barriers on sex; by the culture’s eroticization of all forms of intimacy, especially among same-sex friendships; by its delay of marriage; by its lies about the advantages
of the self-indulgent and autonomous single life as
well as the growing enslavement of consumerism; and, in turn, by the extra emphasis churches have given to marriage in order to counter the lies of the sexual revolution. In other words, a number of cultural and pastoral roads all collide in the intersection which is the single life.

Why devote an issue of the 9Marks Journal to pastoring singles?
To help pastors and members both grow in conscientiousness and wisdom and love for singles. That way, singles and marrieds both can grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each
part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.
Pages
58
Format
Paperback
Publisher
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release
March 10, 2017
ISBN
1544627122
ISBN 13
9781544627120
Why devote an issue of the 9Marks Journal to pastoring singles?

One, it’s a growing demographic in our culture and therefore in our churches.
Two, it’s a demographic that is particularly impacted by our culture’s removal of all barriers on sex; by the culture’s eroticization of all forms of intimacy, especially among same-sex friendships; by its delay of marriage; by its lies about the advantages
of the self-indulgent and autonomous single life as
well as the growing enslavement of consumerism; and, in turn, by the extra emphasis churches have given to marriage in order to counter the lies of the sexual revolution. In other words, a number of cultural and pastoral roads all collide in the intersection which is the single life.

Why devote an issue of the 9Marks Journal to pastoring singles?
To help pastors and members both grow in conscientiousness and wisdom and love for singles. That way, singles and marrieds both can grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each
part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.
Pages
58
Format
Paperback
Publisher
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release
March 10, 2017
ISBN
1544627122
ISBN 13
9781544627120

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