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!

7 comments:

The Donald said...

Nothing comes between me and my Calvinists.

Anonymous said...

Once I thought Satan was a gay Armenian.

Now I know she's my mother-in-law.

Eddie said...

It's a no brainer. One would only have to read this blog for a while to know you really are a genius.

Anonymous said...

Are angels male or female?
Depends on the size of their wings.
How old is the earth? Really old but it acts thirteen.
If Adam and Eve only had Cain and Abel, how did they populate the earth? See there were these birds who were on the football team and these bees were cheerleaders....
Did black people evolve from monkeys? No but I may have.
Are you a Calvinist or an Armenian? I thought you were a Calvin and Hobbesian
What does Satan look like? I can show you but you won't like it and its a one time deal
Are gay people born that way? What way, from their mother?
Why is there so much suffering in the world? because of an abundance of weird questions



Dew

todd said...

Those were some of the best comments I've had to any post. I would add D-Squared's comments he sent in an email but there is not enough room. Suffice it to say if anybody ever has a question about anything I know where to refer them.

The Donald said...

Did D² provide a PowerPoint and 27 8x10 color glossies?

Anonymous said...

i'm sure D2 used all them fancy college words. Him and his book learning are gonna put us outta bidness.


Dew