another pastoral transition
I just found out today that a pastor friend of mine is in transition. This was for what could be best and rightly described as irreconcilable differences. That happened in the Bible too, you know, with Paul and Barnabas. I didn’t know when it actually happened, or was blogged about, b/c I have to confess that I can no longer keep up with 600+ blogs a day in my Bloglines reader. So I found out through some secondary sources, in a conversation over brunch today. RLTBR (real life trumps blog reading), as they say.
What bugged me is that part of the deal was that he was to be silenced from blogging. Now, granted, some things in the midst of mediation or in the bedroom shouldn’t be blogged, out of Christian charity and Christian modesty, but can we not trust discerning people to refrain from blogging certain things, rather than being prohibited from blogging at all? Best wishes, Bruce, for your new chapter, and may the God of grace be with you for your new ventures and offer you healing and encouragement.
[update] local paper Gazette picks up the story: Church leader steps down