The Economics of Preaching

click image to see full size Have you ever thought about the economics of preaching? Probably not.  If you were to take a moment to think about the value we ascribe to the action of preaching in the American church, you may start to wonder if we’ve overvalued it. Think about it from an organizational…… Continue reading The Economics of Preaching

That’s Local Funny

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLXW_Y0S4-c This is one of those things that is funny and not funny at the same time, isn’t it? I’ll admit I find it hilarious for all of the wrong reasons. Look at your neighbor and say, “F you.” What’s the lesson here? Some things are funny on paper, will work live, but probably aren’t…… Continue reading That’s Local Funny

Titus 1 & 1 Timothy 3: Six Things the Bible doesn’t say

Here are the two most often quoted passages from the New Testament about the qualifications of a pastor. Titus 1:5-9 [Brackets, mine] The reason I [Paul] left you [Titus] in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint elders [some translations use the word leader] in every town, as…… Continue reading Titus 1 & 1 Timothy 3: Six Things the Bible doesn’t say

Hit Me with God’s Hammer Today

A few weeks back I wrote about something I call, the Pastor Man Up Movement. (PMUM) There’s something about PMUM that annoys me and I’ve been trying to figure out exactly what it is. Is it that its mostly men and I have a strong desire to see women lead? Maybe a little. Is it…… Continue reading Hit Me with God’s Hammer Today

Should pastors be formally educated?

It’s becoming increasingly popular in large churches for pastoral staff positions to be filled with people trained in business skills and not ministry skills. (i.e. They’ve got the title “pastor” and all the perks that go with it, without going to Bible College or Seminary.) Let me know what you think about that trend. Vote…… Continue reading Should pastors be formally educated?