Wednesday, April 23
What's a pastor to do? What's a pastor to be? According to Michael Horton in an incisive Touchstone article, instead of focusing on the "ordinary means of grace" and the ministries of "Word, prayer, and sacrament," these days pastors are more like "directors of sales and marketing." They are increasingly asked to be "managers, therapists, entertainers, and entrepreneurial businesspeople." If what we're looking for is someone who is "relevant," a "team builder" with a "warm and personal style," a "contagious personality," and is an "effective communicator," maybe what we're really after is not a pastor at all (and, maybe what we're really after is not a church at all).