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Even if you’ve never struggled with it yourself, in the course of pastoral ministry you will certainly talk with people who do struggle with the fear that they have committed the unpardonable sin. Tim Lane and Ed Welch give us different takes on the pastoral application of Jesus’ teaching about it. Because they consider different kinds of human struggles, they bring different questions to the passage. These differences may be helpful to your ministry, as pastoral application is never a one-size-fits-all proposition.