Right now, it kinda sucks to be a pastor. For nearly 18 years, I was in pastoral ministry. The job is emotionally and mentally demanding even without a global pandemic and a massive civil rights movement happening.
Recognizing bias in online news media today requires a lot of patience and diligence. It’s a responsibility we cannot continue taking lightly. This is what I’m learning about recognizing bias in the news.
Don’t go back to church! Before you decide to open up your building, make sure you are thinking clearly about the culture shift that has taken place and have a plan for it.
If you’re going to pastor in online discussions, you’re going to have to argue a little. These logical fallacies are common on social media and should be looked for and squashed when they rear their ugly head.
Being addressed as “white people” used to make me angry. Not anymore. I think we need to have a real talk.
I’ve learned and observed a few things about the church during this time of lockdown that I hope will catapult us into the next era of Christian faith.