Meanwhile, In The Unordinary Pastoral World
Earlier today I posted this article about D. A. Carson’s father in the book, Memoirs of An Ordinary Pastor. The key point of the book was that he was an ordinary pastor doing ordinary things on behalf of our extraordinary God. While I was writing up that post I kept thinking about a video I watched and saved a couple of months back that made me a bit sick and a lot more angry. It features one of those celebrity pastors I tend to chew on in this blog. His name is Ed Young, Jr. and frankly he is not worth your time. But he is a big shot and countless young pastors want to be just like him. Because he is a man who cares greatly about the Kingdom of God he has started a blog that helps other pastors learn how to dress for success. In some warped, alternate universe, looking stylish is a way to express our desire to be clothed with Christ. Did a little bit of your breakfast come up in your mouth? No? Hmmmmm.
Anyhow, he is not an ordinary pastor so I will call him an unordinary pastor. What then, does an unordinary pastor look to for his motivation and delight? What captures his longing and desires? Well, this for one.