I got this from my friend Donna Dussek ( you can visit her as well at (http://travail.weebly.com/). I'm a pastor in the midst of helping my church launch multiple sites in the NY area. But after watching this I couldn't help but as myself who the hell do I think I am? A holy rage built up inside of me (Ephesians 4:26). For years I have had such a problem with TBN christianity, and the mega/tele church pastors that I almost have to be honest I have been utterly embarrassed by my so called profession. Just last night my wife was out and I was gazing on 3 different TBN like stations and my stomach began to churn. I watched as pastors turned superstars over and over and over again. I'm not opposed to success, I'm opposed to EXCESS.. Recently we had a pastors appreciation, and though it was NOT the over the top spectical it was 2 years ago. I left feeling dirty. (side bar: Those who put on the dinner did it with such a amazing heart, kindness, generosity, love, and appreciation I can not tell you how awesome they are. This is not a post about THEM). It's a post about ME. My peers, the Leadership of the church of Jesus Christ. We are creating a church on personality, pastor centric, and adoration. This video below is a insane confirmation of what God is putting on my heart for several years now. I will not chase crowns, or crowds...but hearts and souls after you my God. Thank God for MEN like Francis Chan willing to speak out with conviction and courage.. God forgive me for who I am....
D
11/17/2010

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Donna
11/17/2010

Wow powerful statement of truth... never looked at it like that... "We are creating a church on personality, pastor centric, and adoration. This video below is a insane confirmation of what God is putting on my heart for several years now. I will not chase crowns, or crowds...but hearts and souls after you my God."

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