Thursday, August 12, 2010

On the transformation of the state our expecatations of a pastor within our church

What do we want in a pastor?

Fascinating op-ed in the New York Times from a pastor about how church goers want an entertainer for a pastor, one who "keeps sermons to 10 minutes, tells funny stories and leave people feeling great about themselves."

No longer do church saints want the pastor say what he needs to to improve us as Christians to better serve the world.

Of course, as apostolics, I don't think this is an immediate concern because I only can see hints of it present in our movement (it seems to be more of an issue in non-apostolic churches where the line between church as entertainment and worship has been greatly skewed), but I can't help but wonder if this will be the dilemma for us in 20 years as the role of pastor is constantly transforming....

1 comment:

carandavis said...

I know it's off subject, but that graphic with your post is worth the price of admission. Love it!