All posts from “Pastors”

Does “All Things to All People” mean “Conforming to the World”?

November 12, 2013 10:24 AM

I was recently interviewed by Skye Jethani on the subject of authenticity for Leadership Journal. During our conversation, Skye made a comment that continues to linger in my mind. He contrasted one pastor wearing “torn jeans and an untucked...

How Should We Then Spend?

November 5, 2013 9:44 AM

As Ur’s readers weighed in on Steven Furtick’s controversial mansion, it was clear that opinions on pastoral compensation vary widely. Your comments ranged from blistering critiques of ministerial excess, to defense of the pastor’s right to spend his money...

Steven Furtick Elevates his Living Conditions

October 24, 2013 12:51 PM

Did you ever expect to see the day when the Vatican suspended bishops for rich living and Bible-belt Protestant pastors stepped in to fill the gap? Haters are taking note as Charlotte pastor Steven Furtick builds one of Charlotte, North...

To Change, Or Not To Change

October 8, 2013 9:00 AM

The future of seminary education (“Does the M.Div. have a future?”) was much discussed last week here on Ur. Here are some relevant selections from the comments for your viewing pleasure ... or displeasure, depending on your educational views....

Does the M.Div. Have a Future?

October 1, 2013 2:43 PM

Ur's been talking about the changing nature of theological education for a long time. Today, Jim Miller zooms in on the state of the benchmark M.Div. degree. -Paul Long the gold standard of seminary education, the Masters of Divinity...

Yes Church, We Still Need Seminaries

June 20, 2013 8:06 AM

Here on Ur a couple months ago, Skye asked "Do We Still Need Seminaries?" He described how on one hand enrollment in seminaries is dropping and on the other many of his peers are not formally trained in the...


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