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I know a retired pastor who continues to be active in his church and teach or preach whenever he is invited to do so. He recently was criticized quite severely by a member of his church for:
- Preaching without notes.
- Being able to quote passages from the Bible without reading them.
- Drawing large crowds whenever he teaches.
- Speaking the truth (because truth makes people uncomfortable).
Wow. These are all things one would usually commend someone for. Instead, someone criticized this retired pastor for these things.
Why? I don’t think we will know the answer this side of eternity, and it really is not important. What I believe this scenario illustrates is that we will always have critics.
If you do anything publicly—author a book, speak to a group, write a blog post or article, post on social media—someone is going to disagree with you. There is always someone in a…
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