The Unpaid… err… Good Shepherd – John 10

You all know my stance on vocational pastors. I’ve written about it over the past 6 years here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Not once have I ever noticed what Jesus says about those who shepherd for pay. It wasn’t until a comment I received on my blog last week that left me with[Continue Reading…]

Practical Applications for Not Paying a Pastor/Elder Salary

In my post, There is no Biblical defense for Paid Pastors/Elders, I pointed out the flaws in the arguments used to support paying men a salary to do work that all followers of Christ have been called to do. A few years ago I wrote a post called Resources, Conversions, and Priorities… where I questioned[Continue Reading…]

There is no Biblical Defense for Paid Pastors/Elders

I came to believe that there was no valid support or defense for paying the salary of a pastor or elder while I was at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. This was while I was training to become a vocational/paid pastor! It was through my experiences at the seminary and studying the scriptures that made me[Continue Reading…]