By SharperIron May 11 2013 EvangelicalismCelebrity Pastors“… everyday problems would be subject to mystification so as to place them beyond the competence of the minister and elders and deacons.” What if Life Was Complex? 887 reads There are 3 Comments Ouch! Andrew Comings - Sat, 05/11/2013 - 4:05pm That is one amazing article. The last sentence...wow. Read it and weep. Missionary in Brazil, author of "The Astonishing Adventures of Missionary Max" Online at: http://www.comingstobrazil.com http://cadernoteologico.wordpress.com some of the signs Brenda T - Sat, 05/11/2013 - 7:03pm The aesthetics of success would subtly and imperceptibly supplant the principles of faithfulness Students at seminaries would rarely, if ever, name their own pastors as the most influential preachers in their lives Multi-site video churches would spring up The pastors held up as models of ministry would have little personal contact with most people in their churches publishers and conferences would recruit writers and speakers not on the basis of competence but of market appeal A term like 'gospel centered,' for example, could easily be turned from a helpful description of a ministry into a kind of mantric shibboleth, implicitly ruling as imbalanced, malicious, or unbiblical any criticism of those who own its copyright. Whew, good thing we're not seeing any of those signs today. . . . That was a pretty good josh p - Sat, 05/11/2013 - 7:58pm That was a pretty good article.