Friday, October 29, 2010

"Don't call me 'pastor,' I worked so hard to lose that title!"

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Since "pastor" was never meant to be a title..

..and I am "just Dave," not "Pastor Dave,"....

1)Note that can easily be turned into a title : "Just Dave."

2)Check this out.  You may have heard of Sen. Barbara Boxer's  (uh, Barbara Boxer, the senator) famous interruption of Brigadiere General Moser with "Don't call me ma'am, call me Senator..I worked so hard to get that title"  (Even though he was respectfully following military protocol) ...story here, and video below):

"Airplane" director  David Zucker  (ah, Director David Zucker) has now made a commercial spoofing Boxer's outburst, story   here , and commercial below:

  • There is no status in the Body of Christ"
  • Apostles as Slaves: Brian Dodd 
  • Clergy Parking 
  • "and some He gave to be party planners, some teachers, some  pastors
  • DEVOTIONAL FROM DOUGLAS WILSON:"But you are not to be called 'Rabbi,' for you have only one Master and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on earth 'father,' for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. 1Nor are you to be called 'teacher,' for you have one Teacher, the Christ.The greatest among you will be your servant. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

    Matt 23:7-12

    In the old days, this had to be accompished by means of respectful titles like "Rev." But nowadays, in these egalitarian times, the attitude of spiritual conceit has had to be a a little more creative,a nd a pastor shows his prowess in humility by asking people to call him "Joe". Behind the scenes, he is a fierce, hard-driving CEO,and reads those CEO magazines, and acts like a CEO on airplanes, right down to ogling the flight attendand in first class. But out in front of the congregation, sitrting on that stool, fitted out in a Mr. Rogers cardigan, he is open, transparent,and shares the
    s truggles of his heart--the struggels ofa simple guy...named Joe. He is about as deep as a wet spot on the pavement.
    -Douglas Wlison, A Serrated Edge: A Brief Defense of Biblical Satire and Trinitarian Skylarking...p. 36

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