Church Abuse, and other forms of discipleship

By Joe LaGuardia I have a confession: I abuse my church. By abuse, I don’t mean it in the contemporary sense of the word.  I mean it in the traditional sense, like when your grandfather abused those old work boots by wearing them in and putting them to work over the last four decades, boots scarred from aContinue reading “Church Abuse, and other forms of discipleship”

Jack of all trades, master of none

By Joe LaGuardia An advertisement from a church looking for a new pastor read: “Wanted: Pastor for small church.  Must excel in preaching, teaching, pastoral care, administration, leadership, vision setting, missions,  ministry, church growth.  Also, ten years experience a must.” A satirical ad, similar in tone, added: “Pastor must know politics, how to dry tearful eyes,Continue reading “Jack of all trades, master of none”