Pastoral Parody Makes Michigan Minister's Day
Thu., May. 15. 2014 1:51pm EDT
Pastors spend so much time encouraging us, we're always glad when we can encourage them. Here's a great email we received recently from a longtime pastor friend in Michigan:
Thanks a million for writing "Flirtin' with the Pastor." It's been a really down in the dumps few days for me and it was such a blessing to hear you guys do a song about what pastors deal with all the time.
I was just discussing this very thing with one of our elders on Thursday night. People watch these million-dollar-produced Christian TV shows, then expect the local country church to be on par with the bells and whistles. Not knocking everyone on TV, just saying a professionally produced TV show is going to be more slick than a local church service.
Besides, I firmly believe the job of the local church is to educate in the scriptures not entertain people. It is a truly frustrating thing as a pastor to see folks come and go like a revolving door sometimes. Some folks act like the pastor's job is to speak directly to their heart every week; we try to teach God's word and sometimes a sermon may inspire one person and bore another -- that's just the way it goes.
I loved this song because it was so nice to see someone who is not a pastor who "gets it." Thanks so much for going to bat for God's shepherds. It really made my day and put a huge blessing to a hard week.
Pastor Frank Queen