Half of Pastors Are Concerned They Will Offend Someone If They Speak on Social Issues

“They actually feel pressured to not preach on certain topics or pressured to speak on topics that they are not ready to talk about.”

(Amanda Casanova – Christian Headlines) In a new report from the Barna Group, nine out of 10 Christian pastors said they feel that helping Christians form biblical beliefs about specific issues is a major part of their job.

The report found that pastors face pressure to address specific, sometimes hot button, issues. However, at the same time, pastors said they struggled with just how to address those topics, such as LGBT issues and same-sex marriage.

“The stakes are high in the public square,” the researchers wrote in their report. “The issues pastors feel most pressured to speak out on are the same ones they feel limited to speak on.”

According to the study, half of Christian pastors said they felt occasionally or frequently limited in their ability to speak out about those controversial issues.  View article →


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