Pastors Fail? A Conversation with Taylor Mertins

Just four years ago it was reported,  “that 1500 pastors leave the ministry for good each month due to burnout or contention in their churches.” What is a pastor to do just five years in when he or she realizes there already exists lessons from failure? Read More

Eddie the Eagle Edwards and the Power of Myth

We would die inside if we did not give our all. Maybe that should be our life mantra. All of us.

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Preacher Shame – Guest Blog from Pulpit2Pew

Preachers in the news. I get nervous every time someone asks, “Did you hear about the preacher . . . ?” Just yesterday I was asked to verify the veracity of a story about a preacher in our state by a friend who lives, and preaches/pastors, in another state. While many a story chronicles the moral failure of preachers (read, sexual sin), Frank wonders about the mishandling of the bible by preachers. Shame on you he warns.

Frank invited me to write a “Guest Post” for his site. I returned the favor and asked Frank if he would put something together for The Edge of the Inside. Frank sent a brief bio,

Bio – Former Baptist pastor of 15 years. Currently owner of Fruzie’s Collectibles and blogger at Pulpit 2 Pew. Member of FBC, West Palm Beach, FL. Married to Suzie. Father of 4. Grandfather of 3.

Moving from Pulpit to the Pew has given Frank a different perspective. Here is his post. What are your thoughts?


When Paul wrote to his apprentice, Timothy, he included these words:

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

(2 Timothy 2:15 ESV)

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