Monday, June 30, 2014


Admitting Flaws

Todd Rhoades looks at "owning" mistakes when you are a pastor:
“The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them – especially not from yourself. Instead of turning away in denial when you make a mistake, you should become a connoisseur of your own mistakes, turning them over in your mind as if they were works of art, which in a way they are.”
Any regular reader knows that I think lack of humility is among the biggest problems facing the church today. One of the primary reasons humility is hard to find in the church is that way too many pastors get into the business for self-validation rather than service. They WANT the world to view them as perfect as opposed to modeling the perfection granted by Christ.

Because of course,t he perfection granted by Christ is not perfection at all, save in the eyes of a loving God.

Personal ministry may have a problem when the minister is less than prefect, but institutions do not. And institution has a life of its own and can survive problems with any one member of it, regardless of their role.

Anymore churches are not institutions, they are gathering places for lots of individuals.

Think about that.


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