Moral Failures in Ministry and My Social Media

Not long ago, I heard about a pastor who committed adultery. This same man also started a flourishing homeless ministry. Though he did step down from the pastorate, he would not step down from his leadership position in the homeless ministry — a decision that caused many of his employees to either cover for him or to leave the ministry altogether.

News like this is hardly shocking anymore, because it has become so common. And though it didn’t shock me to hear this, it did sadden me and stir my thoughts about the growing disconnect between our public and private lives.

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4 thoughts on “Moral Failures in Ministry and My Social Media”

  1. (Not sure my comment posted, so trying again.) Appreciated the parallels and contrasts you drew between our lives, David’s and Christ’s. And great point about the importance of treasuring Christ first in our private lives. My wife and I have seen a number of friends fall into this temptation recently, so we’re reminded to keep God – and our marriage – as critical priorities in our lives. Thanks again.

    1. It’s ok. I think this was the first time I saw this. I couldn’t agree with you more about priorities. It is common, so I have to guard myself against fear.

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