Recently Read: The Church Needs More Innovative Pastors like MTV Needs More Twerking*

Patrick Scriven, Director of Communications and Young People’s Ministries in the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference, offers this insightful analysis critiquing the call that seems to permeate the UMC these days calling for more innovative pastors:

The next time I hear a pastor argue that what the church really needs is more innovative pastors I might lose my hair. Don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against innovation or against innovative pastors in principle. The church certainly needs transformation and we desperately need folks with new ideas. My problem is with our temptation to locate innovation with the clergy and the way it perpetuates a savior mythology, one that oppresses them as much as it does us wee lay folk.

via Pacific Northwest UMC News Blog – The Church Needs More Innovative Pastors like MTV Needs More Twerking*.

This is definitely worth the read, so click on the link above to check it out. Is Patrick’s analysis compelling? What do you think about what he’s suggesting?

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