I was about to post a video that used satire to highlight some flaws in contemporary preaching, but something stopped me. While the video made some great points, I began to think about the hubris it takes for me to scoff at God’s ministers. Who am I to pass judgment on another congregation’s shepherd?
At the same time, some types of modern preaching clearly exchange the Gospel for something else. My default response is to mock and scoff, while giving little though to the real spiritual peril they in which they stand. I have not prayed for these guys or their people, but I am too glad to make fun of their sins.
What do you think?
How should we respond to errors in other pulpits? What principles should guide our criticism of other pastors?