Friday Stream of Consciousness – 88

stream of consciousness

•I’ve resisted commenting on the Trayvon Martin situation because there are a lot of people out there doing a lot of commenting and I just didn’t see how it would add anything except increased anxiety. The whole situation is sad and complicated. My heart goes out to Trayvon’s family and those who feel there has been an injustice here. There are no winners in a situation like this.
•While I”m not going to comment on the verdict, I do have some thoughts for the media and clergy in the aftermath…

Should Pastors be Smart?

How important is intellect to ministry? Intellect is different than education, though education can increase intellect. Intellect is different than judgment or wisdom—though it can sharpen judgment and augment wisdom. “Intellect” as I’m using it is simply, “capacity for learning, reasoning, understanding, and similar forms of mental activity; aptitude in grasping truths, relationships, facts, meanings, etc.” My first impulse is to say something like, “It would be nice, but it’s not […]