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September 17, 2009
The problem with being popular in the pulpit.
posted by UrL Scaramanga
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Related Tags: Humility, Integrity, Pastor's role, Pastoral care, Preachers, Preaching, Video
Enjoyable watching this humble man. The other videos are quite intersting as well.
Posted By: Melody | September 17, 2009 7:10 PM
Today, many are hated because they put the onus on Christ and His work for us, and not 'what we do'.
People just naturally gravitate to the 'religious project'.
The N.T. will have none of that, and the Galatian letter makes that crystal clear (or should)
Posted By: Steve Martin | September 18, 2009 1:09 AM
A good reminder. I appreciate his willingness to address one of the great temptations of ministry.
Posted By: Jim Martin | September 19, 2009 11:47 AM
Just how free can he be to value all of what needs to be said when he depends on the people who hear him to like him enough to fund his salary and the whole institutionalized complex he heads up? Having been on the inside of an "institutionalized complex" I know what truth is sacrificed to keep "positive vibes" and "momentum" flowing. It's all justified as "a greater good". "It's better to be united than right." The folks who say these things are very nice, highly talented, "gifted", and "professional".
Posted By: Tim | September 19, 2009 1:13 PM
God has called all believers to righteousness. The role of the prophet is to simply remind God's eclesia of that righteousness through warnings, encouragement and by giving pieces of information.
Posted By: Unknown Prophet | September 21, 2009 12:04 PM
I don't think Francis takes a salary from the church. Maybe he's free after all...
Posted By: Joel Wood | October 28, 2009 3:48 PM
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