What does it say about Christian media and/or the Christian community when within a week of two national ministry leaders announcing divorces, they both appear hosting the flagship programs of a national Christian TV network? Has our paranoia over “judgment” gotten so bad that we’re even afraid to ask these pastors and ministry leaders to step back and re-think, re-evaluate, or re-consider their roles as leaders?
During the last year or so, there have sadly been a number of pastors of very large churches who went through a divorce, and yet never missed a Sunday in the pulpit. In spite of the fact that after more than 2,000 people took our recent poll, and 70% said they should take a break from ministry in order to get their lives back together.
What do you think it is? Has divorce for Christian leaders become the normal thing to do? Has the business of ministry become so important that we can’t take the time to get our lives straightened out? I’m not trying to embarrass anyone here, I’m just curious about where we are as a faith community when it comes to accountability and leadership standards…
What do you think?