Ten Goofy Criticisms of Pastors

Episode #480
October 30, 2018
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Podcast Episode #480

We asked our members at Church Answers for the wildest criticisms they had ever received. The answers did not disappoint.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • I still remember criticisms from 25 years ago. They stick with a pastor.
  • Often times, criticisms of a pastor have less to do with what a pastor does and more to do with not doing things that a previous pastor did.
  • Many lay people don’t know that their pastor is criticized like this.

The 10 goofy criticisms we discuss are:

  1. “You should not wear a pink shirt to the pulpit.”
  2. “Pastors are not allowed to use hand-held mics.”
  3. “You can not preach with power unless you wear a flag lapel pin.”
  4. “There are too many new Christians in our church.”
  5. “You don’t trust God since you go to board meetings.”
  6. “The Holy Spirit cannot use you if you plan your sermons ahead of time.”
  7. “You are lazy since we sang consecutive hymns from the hymnal.”
  8. “A pastor should not have a dog as pet.”
  9. “Your wife should work no more than 15 hours a week outside the home.”
  10. “Your wife should not be pregnant.”

Resources mentioned in today’s podcast

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