Julia Michaels’ songĀ Issues has an important lesson for those of us who follow Christ. She sings, “I’ve got issues, but you got’em too, so give them all to me, and I’ll give mine to you. Bask in the glory, of all our problems, ’cause we got the kind of love it takes to solve them.” While this song is popular, we don’t have the kind of love to look past each other’s issues, but God does. We all have issues. Without the free grace of God through Jesus Christ, our issues would consume who we are and cause us to behave in ways that are contrary to God’s will. We are three pastors; imperfect yet striving for perfection. Relying on the grace of God to make us more perfect in love every day. Cory Pfeifer is currently the pastor of Brookland and Union Grove United Methodist Churches in Northeast Arkansas. Ed Seay is currently the pastor of Shiloh and Pruett’s Chapel United Methodist Churches in Northeast Arkansas. Nick Talbott is currently the pastor of Stockton and Woodston United Methodist Churches in Western Kansas. In this blog, we will discuss issues of grace and how it is given in the world. As pastors who are concerned about the direction of the church, we will also write about tips to revitalize and renew churches. Our hope is that through our words you will be challenged and encouraged to seek grace and share grace. Shalom!

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