Oh, great. Now I have a blog! Now I have to take care of it every day! Writing as if everybody in the world will read it when probably nobody in the world will.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Evidently I'm a genius now.
I've spent my whole life going to church. My father is a pastor. My brother in law, cousins and uncles are pastors. My grandfather was a pastor. I even have an ancestor who came over on the Mayflower who was the minister for that group. Not until recently though have I been called to that position. As of March 20th I am now the called pastor of First Baptist Church Runaway Bay. It's a big step for me. There are alot of things I don't know. I've preached before but there is a big difference between being a preacher and being a pastor.
The biggest difference I have found so far is that now that I am a pastor I am evidently the smartest guy around. I say that, not because I think so or could possibly back it up, but because of the questions people ask me. I'm one whole week into this job and I have gotten questions, all from adults, that include: Are angels male or female? How old is the earth? If Adam and Eve only had Cain and Abel, how did they populate the earth? Did black people evolve from monkeys? Are you a Calvinist or an Armenian? What does Satan look like? Are gay people born that way? Why is there so much suffering in the world?
Now all of those questions can be answered. None of them are impossible at least to the best we can know but two weeks ago nobody was asking me those questions! I can't wait until I have a few months under my belt. I'm really gonna know it all!