Pastor’s Roundtable: Politics in the Pulpit, Why People Leave Church and More

Last Friday I was privileged to be a guest on Mark Elfstrand’s Pastor’s Roundtable again. I was happy to bring two friends with me: Paul Alexander of Grace Covenant Church and Phill Howell of Embassy Church. When I heard their comments, I felt like I didn’t need to be there — solid guys!

 

From left to right: Paul Alexander (pastor of Grace Covenant Church), Me, Mark Elfstrand (host of Let’s Talk), and Phill Howell (pastor of Embassy Church).

We covered questions concerning:

  • politics in the pulpit and whether pastors should or should not promote politicians by name
  • why so many people are leaving churches in droves by the day
  • the tenure of a pastor at a church and whether pastors should strive to remain for long periods of time
  • ways we know pastors can be pretty poor “bosses” and why that is

At the “round table” it’s difficult to get into any one topic with any real depth. This is more like quick takes for the audience to get a feel for how pastors might respond to certain issues or topics. I can probably speak for Paul and Phill when I say that each of us itched to get the Bible out and lay down more exegetically driven responses. But there are four voices taking turns, a countdown timer and commercial breaks — so we’re trying to deliver sound responses in sound byte size.

  • (0:00) Should Pastors Back Politicians in the Pulpit?
  • (12:18) Why Are Churches Closing and People Leaving By the Thousands Daily?
  • (22:35) How Long Should a Pastor Stay at a Church?
  • (33:35) 10 Ways Pastors Can Be Bad Bosses
How would you have responded to some of these questions? Let us know in the comment section!
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