Profit and loss

Sunday, September 23, Amos 8:4-7; Luke 16:1-13
Recently several pastors and seminary students told me that they will do “whatever it takes . . . to be effective in ministry . . . to turn their church around . . . to work for the kingdom.” While moved by their commitment, I worry about the moral danger they are courting and their seeming misunderstanding of kingdom “ways.” I wonder if their passion for Christian ministry is being reframed by the instrumental, entrepreneurial drive of the business world.

 

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