Friday, January 30, 2009

Pragmatism: making excuses or valid arguments?

I wonder...

What if your pastor showed up to church this Sunday in a dress? What if, there were a good majority of men in your church that struggled with wearing dresses? What if... after seeing your pastor in a dress it caused them to realize that the struggle is truly understood by the pastor and they felt understood and truly ministered to by the pastor's example.

Is it more important that the dress-wearing pastor truly minister to his congregation in whatever way it takes to get their attention - or - is it more important that he model the Biblical character qualifications of a pastor?

In other words, in the way churches operate these days, do the ends justify the means, regardless if those means are against what the Scripture defines? I know the question seems rather obvious, but is it?

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