Private confession and absolution, which Luther frequently used and sometimes even called a "third sacrament," has often been neglected in the everyday ministry of churches. Many are rediscovering this essential element that God has given for spiritual benefit.
This book defines the sources of conflict between individuals and in the local congregation and shows Christian leaders how to resolve them.
Drawing on his long and practical experience as a businessman who now works with church professionals in the area of peacemaking and resolving conflict, Mr. Kober puts great emphasis on the ministry of confession and absolution. He shows how this ministry helped him bring Christian resolution to a business crisis and lawsuit, and how it can help transform relationships among individuals and bring Christ’s love into the local congregation more fully.