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The Seven People Americans Now Trust More Than Their Pastor (2013)

Views on clergy honesty and ethics hit record low. However, Gallup still finds clergy rank No. 7 out of 22 professions.

http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2013/december/seven-people-americans-trust-more-pastor-gallup-honesty.html

Makes you wonder if Hebrews 13:17 matters anymore: “Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.”
 
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Posted by on December 17, 2013 in Culture, Issues, Ministry

 

The danger of pastoral ministry…

I am alarmed at the number of pastors and their family members that have committed suicide recently.  Here is a thoughtful article based on current statistics about pastors and burnout: http://www.9marks.org/blog/dont-make-your-pastor-statistic

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2013 in Issues, Ministry