The five most difficult questions for pastors

A Feature
By Joe Iovino*

In some professions, questions about love and life just come with the territory. Hairdressers and cab drivers spend a lot of time listening. So do United Methodist pastors, who often get questions after worship on a Sunday morning, from a phone call on a Tuesday afternoon, or across the table at a church dinner. Some queries are straightforward, but others are far more difficult to address. And, unlike the hairdresser and the cabbie, pastors and their congregants may feel like a clergyperson should have clear answers and advice.To explore this topic more thoroughly, we asked a group of United Methodist pastors to share the five most challenging questions they receive.Continue reading at