oh yeah, and don’t charge me for truth, hope, and love.
(would you charge your mother for your latest sermon series?)
let’s share information because we are the same family.
stop trying to profit in the name of Jesus.
This one gets a little sticky. Like some of the other statements, I think there is an element of truth, but not necessarily a black and white conclusion.
At what point does ministry become vocation?
Where does professional ministry fit in if we hope to eliminate the clergy/laity model?
At what point does our missional living become worthy of financial support?
What about conferences, speaker fees, and books?
Can we ever expect to be compensated for our time and expense in ministering the gospel?
If we do, does our dependence on the finances affect us and our ministry?
No answers, only questions.
The questions themselves seem like a minefield in our existing models of church, ministry, and missions.