A lot of us in the desert wonder about ministry. We were always told that we needed to have a ministry. But, why do we need a ministry? Is is just a ploy to get us to do something for the organization?
One our recent discoveries is the idea of finding who we are. What if we applied this to “ministry.” What if we would focus on being who we are and let the ministry take care of itself.
These are a few of the people that are very dear to us online. I haven’t known Aaron all that long, but his insight is impeccable. The rest of them I have have grown to love over time. They are all ex-pastors and have unique input into going through a deconstruction as a pastor.
We talked about church, the desert, deconstruction, trauma and what’s wrong with church. I think that covers it all – you’ll have to listen.
On this episode: Karl and Laura Forehand, Aaron Tomlinson, Jason Elam, Derrick Day and Kyle Butler
This was an off-the-cuff topic from a blog I posted on Patheos this weekend. It was about Carl Jung wrestling with his understanding of God at age 12 when he saw a vision of a giant turd coming from the throne of God and smashing the cathedral where he lived. Carl Jung has given us much to help us along in the journey, so I’m interested in what he wrestled with. Laura and I totally didn’t plan this out, even though we had to stop once and think a little about what we wanted to ask.
Feedback on this one would be great. Go here to read the blog and comment wherever makes the most sense.
See the links below to follow, etc. May 4th is most likely the release of Being. Hope to have a cover soon!
Last week Steward-Allen Clark, a Missouri Pastor at a General Baptist church, was documented in a sermon recommending women be hotter to keep their husbands from looking elsewhere. There are so many things wrong with the sermon he preached which was inspired by the book His Needs / Her Needs. I am familiar with the book, but I don’t recommend it.
We began the interview by asking Laura how this incident affected her. Then we talked about Governor Cuomo and about powerful men and what we would say to them if we got the chance.
Please take the time to listen to this discussion. We were happy with it.