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transformand criza in grija si intelegere: Redeeming Church Conflicts: Turning Crisis into Compassion and Care

Biserica contemporana dezvaluie aspecte jenante pentru cei implicati in procesul de inchinare si sfidatoare la adresa Autorului ei; o nesfarsita piesa de teatru in care fiecare actor se crede regizor. Rezultatul? Fiecare dupa cum crede ca e bine. Dezamagiri, certuri, ruperi, conflicte (cu intensitati diferite). Nimeni nu mai intelege mesajul din scenariul initial. Parcurgerea la pas(exegetica) a primei epistole catre Corinteni mi-a favorizat aprofundarea mecanismului antropologic al conflictului.

“Redeeming Church Conflicts: Turning Crisis into Compassion and Care” scrisa de Tara Klena Barthel si David V. Edling si aparuta la Baker Publishing Group expune provocator problematica conflictului in comunitatile crestine exemplificand modalitati de abordare si solutionare.

Am mai spus-o si cred in valabilitatea acestei exprimari: nu existenta unui conflict ma sperie ci lipsa dorintei pentru a-l revolva conform Cartii.

Comunitatile umane nu vor fi niciodata scutite de divergente, pareri deosebite ce pot lua forma virala a unui conflict (pe fatza sau nu, latent ori exploziv). Comunitatile eclesiastice sunt din nefericire pepiniera unor convulsii mocnite ce explodeaza iregulat infirmand mesajul Evangheliei si contribuind la denigrarea atat a lui Christos cat si a Cuvantului lui Dumnezeu. Intrebarea “de ce doare asa de tare sa fi in biserica?” are multiple raspunsuri.

“My way or highway” este una din cele mai des intalnite metode (nu doar in zona nordamericana) prin care unii isi radicalizeaza pozitia aratandu-si principiile si indreptatirea. Cautarea pacii de dragul celuilalt, a intelegerii nemotivate de scopuri egoise va purta mereu mireasma dumnezeirii intr-un tinut al imperfectiunii. Unul din primele lucruri ce se pierd in orice forma de conflict este speranta; speranta in vremuri mai bune, intr-o relatie onesta, increderea in oameni alaturi de care ai vrut sa construiesti.

Umilinta ajuta la intretinerea unei stari de speranta. De fapt umilinta este o parte esentia la a fiecarui proces de reconciliere. Lipsa umilintei alimenteaza dorinta de a castiga orice disputa privind mereu si mai mult la deficientele si greselile altora. “Nici un alt lucru care se afla la radacina conflcitului nu trebuie a pericliteze chemarea lui Dumnezeu de a valorifica relatia in Christos mai mult decat orice alte considerente” (p.200).

Conflictele trebuiesc privite prin lentila eternitatii/vesniciei. Cand ne luam gandirea de la lucrurile de sus devenim atat de chitibusari pe lucrurile de jos incat avem nevoie de solutii pragmatice pentru evidentierea credintei. “Redeeming Church Conflicts” ofera cateva din ele.

Studiul de caz prezentat in carte este unul din conflictele primare ale bisericii – relatat in capitolul 15 din Faptele Apostolilor unde Pavel si Barnaba au intrat in conflict direct cu iudaizatorii primului secol pentru ca apoi sa aibe intre ei neintelegere cu privire la Marcu.

Prin studierea acestui caz autorii lanseaza o paradigma a rezolvarii conflictului care include: perspectiva dezvoltarii divergentei, discernamantul de a face si spune ce trebuie(pentru cei din interior si exterior), autoritatea celor ce instrumenteaza conflictul si promovarea Autoritatii Cuvantului lui Dumnezeu.

Cum iti privesti oponentii si cat de personal esti afectat de conflict va arata cat de mult doresti a permite principiului divin sa se aplice in cazul tau (cat de mult vrei sa-l asculti pe Dumnezeu ce ingaduie aceasta incercare). O discrepanta intre vorbe (a spune ca vrei binele, esti iertator, etc.) si actiuni este un semn accentuat, vizibil ca nu doar o parte a gresit.

Cand vine vorba despre discernamant tensiunea intre interesele proprii (imaginea de sine) si sfintenia pe care o cere Dumnezeu de la fiecare credincios expune dorinta de rezolvare sau accentuare a divergentelor.

Imbinand situatii contemporane cu imagini din naratiunea nou-testamentala, autorii sumarizeaza 3 posibile forme de raspuns/reactie in fata conflictului: Scapare, Rezolvare, Contraatac. In fiecare din aceste situatii sunt mentionate situatii secundare ce pot aparea si incurca solutionarea.

Escaladarea conflictului bisericesc poate promova ideea neincrederii in valabilitatea principiilor Cuvantului lui Dumnezeu.

Cartea scrisa de Tara Klena Barthel si David V. Edling este recomandata nu doar liderilor bisericesti ci oricarui crestin care vrea sa invete cum sa comporte, cum sa ajute si cum sa actioneze in fata unui conflict. Mai devreme sau mai tarziu toti vom fi implicati in unul. Nu astepta acel timp ca abia apoi sa te gandesti cum sa actionezi. Pregateste-te! Oricum vor fi surprize…

Folositor si aplicativ site-ul special format de autori pentru dezvoltarea unor subiecte anexe precum, abuzul spiritual, disciplina bisericeasca sau implicarea legislatiei locale peste hotararea bisericii.

 

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The multiple issues in our contemporary church reveals embarrassing situations for those involved in the communion and defiant its Author. The result? Each thinks it’s well. Disappointments, quarrels, tears, conflicts (with different intensities). No one understands the message of the original scenario. Navigate step by step (exegetical) of the First Epistle to the Corinthians has helped me to dig deeper into anthropological conflict mechanism.

“Redeeming Church Conflicts: Turning Crisis into Compassion and Care” written by Tara Barthel and David V. Edling Klen and Baker Publishing Group appeared to exhibit challenging conflict issue in exemplifying Christian communities and solving approaches.

I have said and believe in the validity of this expression: not a conflict scares me but the lack of desire to revolve according to the Book.

Human communities will never be free of divergence, different views that can take the form of a viral conflict (the face or not, latent or explosive). Ecclesiastical communities are unfortunately nursery of seizures smoldering exploding irregularly and helping to denigrate both Christ and the Word of God. The question “why it hurts so bad to be in church?” has multiple answers.

“My way or highway” is one of the most common method (not only in the North American) that some of them showing their radical position and justification principles. Search for peace for the others, for understanding unjustified egoism always wear fragrance deity in a land of imperfection. One of the first things you lose in any form of conflict is hope, hope for better times in an honest relationship, trusting people with whom you wanted to build.

Humility helps in maintaining a sense of hope. In fact the essence of humility is part of every process of reconciliation. Lack of humiliation fuels will to win any argument on ever more to the shortcomings and mistakes of others.
Conflicts should be seen through the lens of eternity / eternity. When thinking of the things we take up the things milliner become so low that we need pragmatic solutions to emphasize faith. “Redeeming Church Conflicts” offers some of them.

The case study presented in the book is one of the primary conflicts of the church – said in chapter 15 of Acts where Paul and Barnabas came into direct conflict with opponents from the first century and then to have disagreement between them about Mark.

By studying this case the authors launches a paradigm of conflict resolution that includes: development perspective divergence, discernment to do and say things (for those inside and outside), the handle conflict and promotion of the Authority of God’s Word.

Combining contemporary situations with images of New Testament narrative, the authors summarize three possible forms of response / reaction to conflict: escape, Resolution, Counter. In each of these situations are mentioned situations that may arise and confuse secondary settlement.

Church escalation may also promote distrust in the validity of the principles of God’s Word.

Book by Tara Barthel and David V. Edling Klenor is recommended but not just any Christian church leaders who want to learn how to behave, how to help and how to proceed to a conflict. Sooner or later all will be involved in one. Get ready! However will be surprises …

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