Head First: Just don't call him 'pastor'

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Just don't call him 'pastor'

...or he'll cut you.

Chad is the man.

This is worth reading.


BruceD said...

That was good, Dorsey. Thanks!

I added his blog to my favorites. Nice catch!


Mrs Zeke said...

So you have friends that will cut you if you call them something.

Nice bunch, I see how you are now.
I am going to a church foyer any church and wait for the women the news will spread like wildfire! your busted. Ill make sure they know I am only telling them so they can pray :P

Your loved, show it

JimmyBob said...

Wow! I read that original post and there is so much to sift through. On the face of it, I agree that we must love and be motivated by love, but there are peppered comments about losing tradition, etc. that I can't completely agree with. It's what Dorse would say is "throwing the baby out with the bathwater." Also, the feelings I get when I read something like this make me cringe because the Bible tells us we should lay down our rights, ways, opinions (whatever) for the "weaker" people (who are religious by the way) when it comes to their traditions. "Accept Christians who are weak in faith, and don't argue with them about what they think is right or wrong." (Romans 14:1)

dorsey said...

You have a point about looking out for the weaker brother, jimmybob. But this raises a question in my mind; don't we have a responsiblilty to help the weaker among us become strong? To me, that's the whole point of relationship.

The way I perceive Romans 14:1, I don't think Paul is saying to never engage the weaker brother in discussion about right and wrong, but to love them and accept them without condition or confrontation (like X does).

I think loving, committed relationships enable us (and demand of us) to free the weak from the bondage that comes with religion and undue allegiance to tradition, but with gentleness and grace. He's cautioning us not to use our freedom like a club. I think that dovetails nicely with the idea that we mustn't assert our rights.

Always good to hear from you, jb. Love you, man.