The voice inflection of my caller had the, "your not much of a pastor much less a Christian," tone.
The mission leader began his message with some off-color church humor that tore at the spirit which had so carefully been created by the preceding elements of worship. How could he have known though? Daniel watched as they escorted him in five minutes before he was to speak.
The evangelists of Big Church USA extol now much their church has grown and look down their noses at the "few," according to them, additions the small membership congregation has experienced.
"Why in wishing you a successful pastorate we do not mean one which shall be chiefly marked by the numbers which you baptize." James Boyce