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
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?
RIGHTLY OR WRONGLY HANDLING THE BIBLE
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.