If it’s good to have friends a as a pastor, what are some biblical principles, and where are the boundaries?
Yes, having friends will involve risk. But what kind of cold, non-relational beings would we be if we never took that risk?
Why do pastors, who know and teach the importance of relationships in church, have such problems living it out? Why is it such a common issue to wonder whether pastors are allowed ‘friends’ in church? Are the demands and duties of being a pastor so great, that we are exempt from the normal patterns of friendship?