A Baptist pastor in Oklahoma writes a level headed article about the stress pastors are under in leading a church in a pandemic. He also encourages congregations to be patient and understanding. This blog wants to add this recommended read to the collection of articles acquired about evangelicalism and the COVID-19 pandemic.
“He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul’s estate.”
Henry David Thoreau
When I said, “My foot is slipping,”
your unfailing love, Lord, supported me.
19 When anxiety was great within me,
your consolation brought me joy.
Psalm 94:18-19 NIV
Grand Central Station in New York City
Recently I saw an interesting article that looked at the COVID-19 pandemic through different lens. At the Baptist News Global a Jakob Topper a Baptist pastor from Oklahoma writes about how pastors are over working themselves during a pandemic. Then in the same article he writes about people in churches being more sympathetic and rational to their pastors and recognizing the challenges which exist. Its a level headed article which is needed today. You can read it in, “Too many pastors are falling on their own swords.”