An interesting article

What do you think?

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120909500298144313.html

 

 

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Published in: on April 29, 2008 at 1:33 pm  Comments (2)  

2 Comments

  1. This paragraph from the article explains how I feel about rural ministry:

    Instead of offering blueprints for bigger congregations, the Lilly program focuses on spiritual growth. Most religious sociologists track the fortunes of Protestant clergy on the basis of salary, status and professional mobility. All of this information can be useful, but it skews the core meaning of ministry, which according to the New Testament is first and foremost about service. Nor do macro-analyses capture the passion for ministry often found in out-of-the-way places and in devoted pastors like Isaac.

  2. I think that this article reflects the broad condition of the mainline and evangelical landscape. I like the recognition of the study, to errands, and then Holiday worship. It is always something. I read little about pastoral or Church ministry from someone who is not a practicing pastor. “It is always Sunday or Saturday night.” What a line!!


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