We tend to think, 'Life should be fair because God is fair.' But God is not life...

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  • Number of pages : 92
  • Cover type : SoftCover
  • Book dimensions : 21CM * 14.8CM
  • Year of print : 2016
  • ISBN : 9789059502437

Shepherding the flock

I wrote this chapter on pastoral care, bearing in mind that different countries and cultures have different understandings of what pastoral care involves. Culture often has a huge influence on how pastoral care is given. In western cultures there is usually a high degree of openness between a pastor and his church members and people talk about their problems and vulnerabilities more easily than in eastern or southern cultures. From my many conversations with pastors in North Africa, the Middle East and Asia I have learned a lot about the sensitivities and possibilities that characterise different cultures.

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