I blog therefore I am

I used to think all bloggers were narcissistic with delusions of their own self-importance. That may yet be, but I want to throw my hat in the ring just the same. When God told me to leave the church I was attending almost three years ago, I embarked on a journey to try to find a good church. I knew that I would not find the perfect church – if I did, it wouldn’t be perfect anymore (rimshot) – but a good church with a excellent preacher and competent administrators shouldn’t be too hard to find, right? 40+ churches later, I still couldn’t find one. I became jaded and cynical, believing that maybe it was pastors that were the delusional narsissists. The way some preach with their rambling personal stories and holier than thou attitudes makes it easy to assume this. I believe that most pastors started out with good intentions, but many were not given the tools needed to succeed because their superiors didn’t have them themselves or they were too busy skimming books in seminary to pay attention to the more practical parts of their education. This blog is my meager attempt to help my fellow pastors and laypeople by sharing my insights on Scripture and challenging the norms that have long been established because of misinterpretation of Scripture. I will post every week (beginning this week) and I will address many things including delegation, women in ministry, fervent prayer and its effect (or lack of effect) on God and other subjects that come up along the way. Whether you think my blogs are prophetic and pathetic, they will at least give you food for thought and I pray that you will allow the Holy Spirit to show you what you need for that day, whether it be encouragement, correction, or truth. Happy reading!       Jon

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