Is gossip always bad? Are you sure about that? Inspired by a recent cover story of Christianity Today Derek, Alastair, and Matt take up the topic of gossip in the church. They explore the topic from Biblical, personal, and organizational perspectives. You may be surprised at the results.

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Timestamps:

What’s the tea? [0:00]

The Gospel and Gossip [1:36]

Thinking Biblically About the Power of Speech [3:00]

Abuse of Truth [7:12]

Flattery & Intimacy [11:13]

Positive and Negative Gossip [17:57]

Cultures of Speech [28:59]

Culture of Correction [32:54]

Hearing Gossip [39:21]

 

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Posted by Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.

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