Some jobs are more dangerous than others. Certain risks are associated with various professions. By most standards, pastors have a pretty cushy job. At least we do in the United States. But even in this modern American context there is a real danger for pastors. Few are talking about it. Most don't even know it's a danger. But it's there. Always lurking. It's a hazard that many fall into. It seems that many don't even realize they've fallen into the trap. This occupational hazard for pastors (and for all Christians really) is related to pride. It's a symptom of our modern church systems. It can only be fixed by returning to a robust theology of the church and focusing our attention back where it belongs. So, what is the danger? It is foolishly taking a position for ourselves with our lips that doesn't belong to us. The danger arises every time I meet someone new. Typical conversations may dwell for a few minutes on superficial and trivial
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