This morning there was a fun discussion happening on a friends Facebook thread. Basically, it revolved around a call to the church to focus more on character than charisma when it comes to church leadership. Below are some of the thoughts that came to my mind in response, but expanded. First, I 100% agree! I [...]
The Unexpected Familial Casualties of Being a Pastor in the Modern Church
Yesterday I posted an article where I began to raise some questions about the immense amount of focus that gets placed on the role of the pastor. If you haven't read it, check it out HERE. I talked with my wife a little bit about this article and the questions I'm wrestling with, and she [...]
Why is so Much Attention Given to Pastors Over all the Roles Found in Ephesians 4?
Over the years of my life I have noticed something that few like to talk about or question and that is this: why there is so much emphasis placed on pastors in the church? Especially when one takes a look through scripture and you see that the pastor is but a single small part of [...]
All Has Been Stripped Away, But Will We Simply Come?
Imagine with me, for a moment, a Church where... there is no paid staff, and the pastor and other staff do not rely on the local church to provide for their families.there is a pastor, and other leaders are organically raised up from within the body - including future pastors of more churches and missionaries [...]
Episode 003 – Don’t Beat the Sheep
Being the leader in a church is hard work. Church folks can be some of the most frustrating and difficult folks to work with. But, despite their flaws (and our own) and the amount of stress and frustration we may face as church leaders, beating the sheep should never be an option. God doesn't take kindly to it, and we put ourselves in great danger when we ignore this fact and abuse the sheep for personal gain. Unfortunately, it happens more often than we may realize as beating the sheep isn't just a physical act. In this episode we introduce another host of the Angry Christian Podcast (Robert Platt) and explore how easy it is to fall into the angry trap as a church leader. [Ezekiel 34:1-11] Credits: Intro Music - "Angry Dance" by Simon Panrucker Other Music as it appears - "Oh Yeah" by Yello, "Sweet Georgia Brown" by Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard and Kenneth Casey, "Would Jesus Wear a Rolex" by Ray Stevens, and "Won't You Be My Neighbor" by Fred Rogers