09 October 2006

Pastoral Ambition

Leadership Journal offers a painfully helpful (as a surgeon's scalpel is painfully helpful) word on pastoral ambition.

They write:

Something has happened in the past thirty or so years that has shifted our pastoral ethic from one of faithfulness to one of productivity and success. I believe this has stirred the fires of ambition. Given the nature of our American culture, this doesn't surprise me. It also doesn't surprise me that the battle with ambition will be a ferocious one, for the tendency toward self-absorption plagues every one of us. I just wonder why this is not a front burner item that is being addressed with greater passion in the popular Christian media.

Kevin Cawley alerted me to this article.

1 comment:

Ortlund Family said...

The truth is, I'm just lucky to have a job.

Ray Ortlund, Jr.