Episode 115: The Preacher and the Conscience

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Andy Naselli joins me in a discussion on the pastor and the conscience. Dr. Naselli serves as associate professor of New Testament and Theology at Bethlehem College and Seminary, and he is also an elder at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis.

Guest(s): Dr. Andy Naselli


Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • A brief discussion on Dr. Naselli’s ministry at Bethlehem
  • Why did Dr. Naselli cowrite the book Conscience: What it is, How to Train it, and Loving Those Who Differ?
  • A definition of the conscience
  • Common misconceptions about the conscience
  • What factors typically shape the conscience
  • Whether or not it is right to violate your conscience
  • Theological triage and the conscience
  • The desensitized conscience
  • How ministers can best guard and strengthen their consciences
  • Signs that one’s conscience has been compromised


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