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  • Pastor. I Don't Want Your Job.

    This is a follow-up to being a lonely apologist. https://deeperwaters.wordpress.com/2...want-your-job/

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    Pastors can be just like other leaders in one respect. Type A people believe that 'iron sharpens iron' and surround themselves with other Type A people. Type B people believe that competition might show them up as inferior and surround themselves with Type C people.
    Enter the Church and wash away your sins. For here there is a hospital and not a court of law. Do not be ashamed to enter the Church; be ashamed when you sin, but not when you repent. – St. John Chrysostom

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    • #3
      I enjoy "multiplying" my Ministry by involving people who are gifted in areas I'm not.
      "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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      • #4
        Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
        Pastors can be just like other leaders in one respect. Type A people believe that 'iron sharpens iron' and surround themselves with other Type A people. Type B people believe that competition might show them up as inferior and surround themselves with Type C people.
        I know Pastors who are reluctant to have somebody "really good" take their place when they are on vacation - to me, that shows a real insecurity. I always try to make sure to have the best person I can get to take my place when I'm away.
        "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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        • #5
          I'm puzzled by this sentence:
          It can often be because many of us can be Seminary trained and know that we’re talking about and sadly, some pastors probably fear that their jobs could be in danger.
          I suspect you meant to write "what," not "that."

          Another problem:
          but I am till just as you are, a servant.
          Perhaps you meant "still," not "till." Let's not give Farrell Till too much publicity, shall we?

          Good article, anyway!
          Last edited by Truthseeker; 02-06-2015, 05:10 PM.
          The greater number of laws . . . , the more thieves . . . there will be. ---- Lao-Tzu

          [T]he truth I’m after and the truth never harmed anyone. What harms us is to persist in self-deceit and ignorance -— Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Truthseeker View Post
            I'm puzzled by this sentence:
            It can often be because many of us can be Seminary trained and know that we’re talking about and sadly, some pastors probably fear that their jobs could be in danger.
            I suspect you meant to write "what," not "that."
            What's to be puzzled about? It's an obvious typo. It's clear what he meant to type. Every small typo doesn't justify its own post.
            "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Truthseeker View Post
              I'm puzzled by this sentence:
              Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
              What's to be puzzled about? It's an obvious typo. It's clear what he meant to type. Every small typo doesn't justify its own post.
              Things like this are often a problem for people who don't grasp the concept of "context".
              "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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              • #8
                Some people tend to be turned off by obvious errors. That's a reason why I'm being so hard on Nick. Besides, why not point them out for correction?
                The greater number of laws . . . , the more thieves . . . there will be. ---- Lao-Tzu

                [T]he truth I’m after and the truth never harmed anyone. What harms us is to persist in self-deceit and ignorance -— Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                  Things like this are often a problem for people who don't grasp the concept of "context".
                  It doesn't seem to me that Truthseeker is being malicious in his correction, or that he's not grasping the context. I constantly recheck my own posts for grammar errors (which are numerous). I think definitely on a blog ministry type post a certain degree of spell-check editing goes a long way in conveying professionalism to anonymous readers, and that does have some effect on the impact of one's meaning (or so it seems to me).

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Truthseeker View Post
                    Some people tend to be turned off by obvious errors. That's a reason why I'm being so hard on Nick. Besides, why not point them out for correction?
                    Fair enough.
                    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Truthseeker View Post
                      Some people tend to be turned off by obvious errors. That's a reason why I'm being so hard on Nick. Besides, why not point them out for correction?
                      Would a PM not be more appropriate?
                      My Blog: http://oncreationism.blogspot.co.uk/

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by The Pixie View Post
                        Would a PM not be more appropriate?
                        I actually had that as part of my response, then deleted that part.
                        "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by The Pixie View Post
                          Would a PM not be more appropriate?
                          My guess is it's a convenience factor. It's easier to note the error while this page is still up, and the error is still fresh in your mind. A PM takes a bit longer to do that.

                          I've pointed out some wording/spelling errors in previous threads/blog posts. I didn't personally think it was a big deal.

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                          • #14
                            One problem with PMs is that nobody but the receiver and sender know about the error in question, that a correction is already suggested.
                            The greater number of laws . . . , the more thieves . . . there will be. ---- Lao-Tzu

                            [T]he truth I’m after and the truth never harmed anyone. What harms us is to persist in self-deceit and ignorance -— Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Truthseeker View Post
                              One problem with PMs is that nobody but the receiver and sender knows about the error in question.
                              Corrections 2:15 “If your brother or sister goofs up a post, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you - PM is best."
                              "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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