THE MINISTRY OF THE WORLDWIDE CHURCH OF GOD REVERSING RELIGIOUS IRRELEVANCE: PART TWO
Is a minister simply a conductor-of-funerals, blesser-of-babies and officiator-at-weddings, whose favorite food is chicken? There are probably more misconceptions about who a minister is, and what he does and why, than just about any other profession. Look at some of the stereotypes we have created in Western society: The Father O'Flannigan-type-A kindly old gentleman, a bit feisty at times, but his lilting Irish brogue and concern for orphans endears him to all. The Reverend Mr. Good-Forty years old, he has two teenage sons who indulge in all manner of mischief behind his back. His wife is petite and demure. He drives a faded blue 1974 four-door sedan and makes it a policy to visit each of his parishioners at least once a year-for dinner. Although a bland individual, he is respected by most. The Youthful Idealist-Fresh out of seminary, he's full of theory, but short on experience.
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