It is a proven truth that a good preacher will always step on your toes. That is, you will feel that he is preaching directly to you each and every week. But there is yet another related truth, everyone has an opinion about how and where the church should be led. Couple these things and you have ripe conditions for criticism. Thom Rainer, president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, encourages leaders that criticism is normal and even warrants reply when the scenario is redeemable. But as Proverbs repeatedly states, there are times when silence is golden. Read Rainer's article below.
Four Occasions When You Should Not Respond to a Critic