Oversight Today was created to help with intergenerational issues that are difficult to address from the assembly platform. It is for overseers who want to gently navigate their assemblies through today’s challenges: both doctrinal and shepherding.
Advice for Assembly Gatherings During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Several Christian doctors have compiled advice that would be helpful for assemblies to follow during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Casual vs. Formal Wear
When the clothing issue comes up it usually seems to be the case that there is more heat than light. Some react very strongly in favour of formal wear. Others may push back angrily in favour of casual clothes.
What do the Scriptures teach? How did clothing become such a distraction to us? Do the arguments for formal clothing or for casual clothing hold up to scrutiny?
We look at these questions and more in this deep dive into the subject of what we ought to wear to meeting.
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How To Dial Down the Busyness
When it comes to the problem of busyness, we are often overwhelmed by the overwhelm. It can be hard to even know where to begin to restore some calm and peace to our lives.
In 2019, this challenge is even more real with the clamour of technology all around us. And yet, the call to lead a balanced, focused life is a clear one. Join me as we look at how to pause and assess our current situation, understand why and how we get so busy, and what we can do to restore balance.
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A Primer on Working With Emotions
Becoming adept at working with emotions is essential if you are going to help Christians face and overcome life’s challenges. Unfortunately, we are sometimes told that we cannot trust our emotions. However, God Himself has emotions and since we are made in His image, we have emotions too! This episode will challenge your beliefs about emotions and help you to learn how to shepherd with greater emotional intelligence.
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The Divorce & Remarriage Issue: Part 2
The debate around divorce and remarriage has often focused primarily on the question of what happens following a marriage ending from adultery. In this episode, I slowly step through 1 Corinthians 7 to explore the issue as it relates to abandonment.
Like so may of life's more difficult issues, this one is not cut and dried. It requires caution and discernment to determine what course of action to take.
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Soul Winning vs. Soul Healing
In the process of leading souls to Christ we often forget about their care following salvation. Sometimes we even presume that salvation fixes everything. But we forget that the work of Christ provided not only salvation from sin, but healing from the impact of sin as well.
This impact from sin is called brokenness. And brokenness is not often discussed. Is it Biblical? Can understanding this concept help us to more effectively shepherd believers?
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