Iâ€™ve recently opened a Facebook account. No, not under Howie. Itâ€™s pretty cool because Iâ€™ve been able to connect with a lot of old friends. One thing I noticed was that a lot of my old Seminary buddies are no longer in ministry.
Iâ€™d like to propose a few theories as to why that is so and see what my Baptist buddies think. Here goesâ€¦
1. They really werenâ€™t that spiritual to begin with (that’s why they were my buddies).
2. Ministry is terribly difficult and drives out a lot of good folks.
3. The Baptist emphasis on getting â€œpeople savedâ€ really doesnâ€™t encourage folks to serve God outside the church. Thereâ€™s no emphasis on serving God in oneâ€™s vocation because committed Christians only do real ministry. It seems that every video they show at my church about folks who got serious about their faith become missionaries.
You might be able to guess my view. What do you think?