Only a few…I have to pace myself these days. And would you dour Calvinists kindly force yourselves to allow for sardonic humor?
Coffee is coffee. You effete javasseurs who sip the expensive lattes, frappes, and cappuexcretas are nothing more than affluent, status-seeking wannabes. Note that the decline of the country’s moral tenor tracks inversely with popularity of overpriced flavored water.
The Cooperative Program is a flawed system. It allows some organizations and some parts of organizations to be propped up when they have only marginal use. It also is addictive and prevents organizations from making it on their own if they are able. It is also a great system and I wish we would work harder to negate the flaws rather than just cheerlead the system.
Every search committee should embargo the phrase “God’s man.” Why would you even talk to anyone who is not “God’s man” anyway? Want to curse your choice, call him this.
Those who lead groups to do ministry in the Carribbean or Central America should be more discerning. Wake up to the reality that most every “partner” in these popular locales knows how to appeal to rich Americans for a never ending stream of support. Independence and autonomy should be the goal, not an endless stream of needy mission tourists.
Major league baseball is a complete waste of time until the playoffs. Frittering away three hours from April through September watching an entire game is near insanity.
Our seminaries are filled with wonderful staff who genuinely care about training Christian workers…but…the bottom line is always enrollment and leaders will market and finagle to get the numbers up.
A prospective pastor (and that’s a senior pastor) should understand that he is likely to be in small congregation much of his ministry, because that’s where most of the churches are. But, take heart, God will be there first.
The term “author” has been devalued to the point of meaninglessness. If you want to self-publish some online, so-called book and vitae it shame on you. Do something worth bragging about, or better, let other’s praise you. I’ll confess that putting “blogger” in your resume is about as bad.
The term “missionary” has been devalued to the point of meaninglessness. Look around and see who is so called and check where they are and what they do.
I defiantly read a newspaper. That’s a collection of thin sheets of paper with printing on them all very nicely folded up. I like to hold a newspaper in my hands and get ink on my fingers. It is emotionally satisfying to me to do that. But you peruse your cute device, look important, and believe that it conveys status on you if you wish.
The weakest part of our SBC system is the trustee system as we manage and implement it. The SBC has a dozen major entities. About half have had major problems within the last decade or so. Trustees are at fault.
No, we can’t all be megapastors. Any fool can see that. You aren’t one, so stop acting like one.
We’d all be a lot better off if every pastor would read the comic section first thing on Sunday mornings. Oh, you don’t read papers. A pity.
Have a good Lord’s Day.