Can you discuss the common evangelical notion that “everyone is a minister” in detail? Is it even Biblical? If yes, what is the Biblical basis for such a claim? Would it be wrong for me to just aspire to work for the National Park Service (which is an agency of the US Government) or similar […]

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What to do when serving one neighbor conflicts with serving another? I know from experience that a business competitor, “Joe,” tends to cheat customers. I have been asked to bid on the same job as Joe. I also know what Joe tends to bid and could easily underbid him. On one hand, I could underbid […]

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I’ve heard from some that we should only speak of serving our neighbor, not God, since he doesn’t need anything. Yet the Bible and our Catechism (explanation of 1st and 2nd articles) speak of serving God. Is this a different service than serving the neighbor? Also, please comment on Acts 17:27 and what is meant […]

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Paul speaks in I Corinthians about it being better to marry than to burn with passion. Does this mean that all who remain celibate for most or all of their lives must effectively be “asexual”? Can a person who experiences physical desire for others remain celibate, or is it better that they were married? Thanks, […]

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Pastor,I have an orthodox friend who cites various portions of Church History and Matthew 5:39 to state that capitol punishment is wrong, self-defense, serving in the military and any type of killing to be 100% non-Christian. I don’t feel like the post that you have entitled unselfish defense answers this question.Is it really wrong for […]

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