How high should standards be for a pastor and his ministry? Do we rate his success in congregation size, fame, or by how white his teeth are? Standards can be unrealistic and unbiblical when a new pastor comes on the scene, and comparisons can foster a culture of critique and criticism. Bad pastors are a reality. However, the church has a common crisis at hand: are we firing, disrespecting, even "bullying" otherwise competent men who don't live up to our superficial standards? But what if there is a real problem with your pastor? How do you deal with it? If you are on either side of this scenario, tune in as our in-house reverends, Carl and Todd, share helpful resources and advice for both congregant and pastor. As for Aimee, she's packin' heat to keep these boys in their place – one nun-chuck for Todd and one for Carl.
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The Blog

Each of our contributors post here regularly, sharing their wit and wisdom on a wide variety of topics.

Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by Todd Pruitt on 1517
Mortification of Spin takes on the issue of battered pastors.
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville
Not just a movement -- a podcast!
Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville
A pungent review of a new book on evangelical sentimentalism.
Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian
...and in the bunker underground...
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2014 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian
"The the kingdom of heaven will be like..."
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2014 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville
A case of confusion at Wheaton?
Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville
A little encouragement for the weary pastor.
Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville
We are not worthy. No, really, we aren't.
Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2014 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville
Thomas Oden seems optimistic about the hopes for orthodoxy in mainline churches. But perhaps he is underestimating the challenges.
Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2014 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian
Yesterday I gave a critique on the lack of good readers in the church. Today I want to offer a very practical suggestion to get people reading and sharpen their discernment skills.

The Contributors

Each of our contributors post here regularly, sharing their wit and wisdom on a wide variety of topics. Read more at each of their individual blogs, listed below.

 


Carl Trueman

Postcards from Palookaville

Pastor and teacher of church history, this anti-celebrity "celebrity” dreams about what might have been, had he played his cards right. See all of Carl’s posts »


Todd Pruitt

1517

Always Texan, once Southern Baptist, now Presbyterian, he exhibits a high regard for BASE jumping, interpretive dance, and puppies. See all of Todd's posts »


Aimee Byrd

Housewife Theologian

Driving her kids all over tarnation, and her husband crazy, this tender-loving, cut-throat theologian packs a punch... or Nunchuck. See all of Aimee's posts »