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Since my plan is to publish on the first, second, and fourth Monday of the month, there will (probably!) be no installment released on May 17. I say “probably” because I’ve enjoyed doing this and could see myself just plowing on through. Nevertheless, you can for sure expect to hear from me again on the 24th of May.
In this post I’d like to consider how people look at us as pastors compared with how Scripture speaks of us. It is Scripture of course that should shape our self-assessment, but, well, I know we listen to those outside voices a bit too much. So pull up a chair as we consider the “Nobility of Office.”
The gallup poll can be found here: https://news.gallup.com/poll/328136/ethics-ratings-rise-medical-workers-teachers.aspx (accessed 5/4/21) It’s notable that only 39% of the American public believe clergy to be honest and ethical. That is the environment in which we do our ministry.
Paul’s words to Timothy are found in 1 Timothy 3:1.
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