I mentor lots of pastors, and Paul Tripp’s story is not an unusual one, though many pastors are as clueless as Paul was. I have not mentored Paul — just read his story. We have come to expect/demand that our pastors be the together ones, and they had better not disappoint us, and this encourages them to — want to believe the lie, live in denial. Everyone loses, especially the family. Just because churches are growing, doesn’t mean they are growing by conversion growth. Kingdom re-arrangement doesn’t require supernatural power, supernatural humility. Human power will do. Christian leaders are the weakest links in the Church being the Church — the ones most needy of further overhaul by Jesus, no matter how much He’s overhauled us to date. Seems to me.
–DumbSheepDave, taking baby steps in Jesus-dependency, because folks have been praying, hoping the pre-believers around him are noticing the difference
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