COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (BNc) — Buddy Johnson, pulpit minister with the Jefferson Ave. congregation, replied on the Nov. 2 iPreach podcast to a question by cohost Adam Faughn about when to preach on issues that are both political and moral.
His partial reply included the observation that a preacher may say to himself, “Hey, I want hang on to my job,” so he might tend to ignore moral issues which are politically charged.
“We do have a responsibility to address these issues from the pulpit,” Buddy said.
The observation is a generalization, of course, and ought to be considered as such. But if it is anywhere near correct, even as a generalization, it means the Lord’s church has preachers who are self-serving and catering to their audience, because they care more for their jobs than for fulfilling a ministry.
The entire podcast deals carefully and thoughtfully with the issues of the last election, but the statement above raises concerns that churches, preaching schools, and elderships should deal with.
iPreach is a part of The Equip Network, which provides a wide variety of podcasts for the church. “Our goal is to provide quality Christian podcasts that equip Christians to serve Christ today,” the website states.
- The motive of a preacher (forthright.net)
- What Will You Preach? (thejenkinsinstitute.com)
- Preaching on hell (forthright.net)
Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us