It’s hilarious that he thinks the reason I drink beer is my Arminian philosophy of evangelism. Mmm, beer.
John MacArthur is the new Pat Robertson. His handlers need to get him off camera before he starts ranting about Israel.
So, I just finished law school. All my law school facebook friends are making their goodbye law school posts. I don’t have anything witty to say. So I’ll share my favorite one of their posts: When I uploaded my last law school exam I got a little teary. No, not from sentimentality, but sheer unexpressable [...]
From the same letter: The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as his father, in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter. from another letter to another dude: The establishment of the innocent and [...]
someone has to organize this stuff. Assuming (and this is a big assumption) that the stuff is worth doing, then I agree. Others in this conversation may have bigger points to make, but my only point is that that someone shouldn’t be the pastor. Tangentially, I am sitting at this moment in a class on [...]
It’s not about getting them to do what I want them to do. It’s about getting them to do what they want to do. If it doesn’t get done, that’s fine. Just leave me alone, it’s your problem.
In all three of your scenarios, the pastor should say “appoint a deacon to fix this.” If the deacons are too busy, then I’ll tell them, “Hire Jaredd as a full time coordinator of the deaconate. I hear he’s read some books on leadership.”
we assume the pastor empowers the elders I think Aaron is right to point out this error. Back when I had an ecclesiology (now I’ve just given up and am waiting for the only perfect church to descend from heaven in Rev 21) my understanding was that all elders are pastors. Remember “If I had [...]
he wanted to do nothing like a CEO, but as soon as you start growing, Guess What? You’ve got to organize what you do for people or people get very frustrated. Yeah, well that might be part of the reason my ministry fell apart. But maybe I’d rather fail than be a CEO pastor. I’m [...]
University closed. Courthouse closed. So I get the day off school and work. Now what am I gonna do?