Encouragement for Pastors and Those Who Care for Them

Month: April 2021

3. Don’t Let the Bastards Get You Down

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In this edition, we note that it is not only running a church that can make pastoring hard for pastors. Sometimes the demands screaming from every corner of the church are painfully frustrating.

I for one find encouragement in the oft quoted and oft sung (but possibly offensive!) aphorism “don’t let the bastards get you down.”

Pull up a chair and let’s talk about it.

Podcast music provided by Over the Rhine, and used with permission.
Intro: “All My Favorite People” / Lyrics
Outro: “Called Home” / Lyrics

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2. Running a Church

The inadequacy some pastors feel may arise from a disconnect between what they feel called to do and what they are expected to do. We want to care for people; the people expect us to run a church. Somehow we have to find a way to do both.

So pull up a chair and let’s consider how we might think about this idea of “Running a Church.”

Quote is from – Eugene Peterson, The Contemplative Pastor (United States: Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1989), p. 59.

Podcast music provided by Over the Rhine, and used with permission.
Intro: “All My Favorite People” / Lyrics
Outro: “Called Home” / Lyrics

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