Monday, February 2, 2009

A Purpose-Driven Scolding

I was stunned when I saw this clip. I think it speaks for itself.

In contrast the elders at our church have been focused on what the Scriptures call them to be - shepherds of God's flock. This is what the apostle Peter makes so plain in I Peter 5:1-4. Elders, including pastors, are to shepherd God's people and provide them with oversight. They are called to be examples to the flock in every aspect of what it means to be a Christian. They are expected to assist God's people in times of need - serious illness, catastrophe and death. They are also called to teach and preach, reprove, rebuke and exhort with complete patience (II Timothy 4:2). This instruction can occur from the pulpit but it often happens best in a one-on-one setting.

While this guy's honesty is refreshing he is seriously misled. If he doesn't care for souls why is he in ministry?

For a great read on what pastors and elders are called to be and do read "WIth a Shepherd's Heart' by John R. Sittema


Jim said...

Well, I think you have a Mark Driscoll wantabe here. In a postmodern world, it's not so much what you say but how you say it that matters. Here's a guy who's really being "real". He's trying to correct a problem but is doing so in a way that he'll probably regret someday

Joe said...

Marshall McLuhan was right: The medium is the message.

It's like a guy who showed up at my office for an interview once. We are a suit-and-tie place, which is very easy to figure out. He showed up in sandals and shorts. His words couldn't overcome what the rest of him was saying.