Doug looks at how bad theology is often used to defend the bad behaviors of bad pastors.
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So Doug sort of got off track on this show. He said it was going to be about one thing but then spent the entire show talking about why we should appreciate pastors. A heartfelt detour.
I’m not an early riser. In fact, I’m barely a riser! I will not get up early unless an alarm clock is blaring or my kids are bouncing up and down on my stomach. Unlike most bedside clocks, children do not have a snooze button. If you ever find me up at the crack of […]
It’s easy for pastors to fall into an irrational logic concerning their worth and role as a minister of the gospel. I’ve often joked with fellow ministers about the seemingly thankless role of the senior pastor. If the church grows, God gets all the credit. If the church fails, it’s your fault! Revival is attributed […]
Most pastors don’t need to be resourced. Instead, we need to be released to pursue the vision God has placed on our hearts. The Bible is rather clear about our position in Christ. We know from Genesis that every human being is made in the image of God and blessed with tremendous authority, capacity, and […]
My anxiety abides within my gut, within my skin, within countless compromises and desperate attempts to be accepted. My anxiety abides. My anxiety abides within my biology, within my earliest memories, within restless sleep and twisted dreams, within racing thoughts, shifting eyes, fidgeting legs, and perpetual foreboding anticipations. My anxiety abides. My anxiety is a […]
I once heard about a Texas reverend who asked his mega church congregation to participate in a seven day sex challenge. All married members of his church were admonished to have sex with their marriage partner for seven consecutive days. The pastor kicked off this copulation crusade by bringing a bed on stage and preaching […]