In my first book, There is No Gray in Moral Failure, I write about how Pastors are alienated and “pushed out” of the church when they sin. Believe it or not, they’re human and sin like everyone else.
There is a 100% chance your Pastor and the congregational member sitting next to you will fail in some way. Pastor Driscoll, like you and I, need and deserve compassion. This is not to say that punishment isn’t in order. What are your thoughts?
The Mark Driscoll controversy: how to criticize each other.
This issue has been talked about for many years and has been a little tricky to navigate. Apparently, the waters are a little less muddy now. Thankfully, Atheists give up on forcing IRS to censor sermons.
As church leaders, we are charged with “equipping Christians for ministry” in service for God. Regrettably, there are times when politicians misrepresents the effect of their policies. Conversely, we strive to inform you, from a biblical standpoint, on how those policies and cultural issues collectively affect us.
Please remember that your church leaders are trying to help you develop a Christian worldview on all the issues you deal with. We become more Christ-like as we view things from His perspective rather than what conventional society says is acceptable. It’s obvious our Christian worldviews will, at times, class with today’s worldviews. The issue has never been to “vote Democratic or Republican.” It’s been an issue of how to vote on things from your Christian values.
Continue pressing on to the prize of the high calling of our Lord and Savior.
I’m not endorsing the movie. I’m posting this to remind us that we desperately need to remind people that they need God. God has placed us in our respective situations to help share His word. Perhaps a movie like this one will help in starting more conversations.
LOS ANGELES — In spite of widespread controversy, the second season of a reality show spotlighting the lavish lifestyles of six Los Angeles megachurch ministers …
I hope people do not think this is how we really act. I realize I can only “say” how I’d act if I were in their position. I pray I would strive to live Godly and represent Him correctly. I do not think shows like this portray Christianity in a positive light. It seems to give the naysayers more ammunition to criticize our lifestyle and our Lord.
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