Last week, I wrote a blog post about honoring those who care for congregations as they face the last years or days of their ministry life.
There were a few responses that were concerned about what they perceived as lack of faith. As a rule, I let such responses go by without comment. And I’m keeping to that rule now.
So this is not a direct response to those comments, but it is about an issue they raised that I feel is important to address. Namely, why do congregations close, other than sinful disobedience?