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