Every pastor needs to be sensitive to and aware

Posted by Jim Price in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

Every pastor needs to be sensitive to and aware of the different experiences that his members go through from week to week. For instance almost every church has people who are on the road for many hours each week. Truck drivers, salesmen and tradesmen are examples and these folks often get hours of propaganda thrown at them while they drive. Over and over I have talked to these hard working folks who have their world view changed by the right wing talk show hosts. They seem to forget that the only way these talking heads can keep an audience is to create a sense of fear and of impending doom. The loneliness and being separated from wife and children as well as church and community events leaves them malleable to hate speech. Wherever possible I recommend that they take along good music, a talking book or two and now with smart phones stay in touch with their families as much as possible. From time to time I will tell my listeners not to listen to the voices of gloom and doom.

1 Comment

  • Reply June 15, 2016

    Ricky Grimsley

    Thats really true. When you have 12 hours a day by yourself…..sometimes you drift into crazy, but on the flipside….i have learned so much since i started driving. The rabbit trails can be fun and productive if you stay discerning.

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