Ministry of Lies

by Richard on April 22, 2010

Angela Shier-Jones has another terrifyingly honest post about ministry.

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Kim 04.22.10 at 3:12 pm

Ah, yes, the cult of “niceness”, endemic in so many of our churches, with which - Angela is right - ministers often collude. We mistake niceness for kindness. Niceness is perfunctory and cheap, kindness focussed, forthright, and costly. Niceness for a quiet life, but a phoney and hypocritical life. Kindness, however can get you into trouble. Kindness, in fact, can get you killed. Jesus wasn’t nice, Jesus was kind.

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Bob Gilston 04.22.10 at 8:13 pm

I try to be nice - not always easy with some people. I hope I’ve shown kindness - but probably not nearly enough. Kim is spot on - I have at times just wanted a quiet life.

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Pam 04.22.10 at 11:47 pm

Like sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind.

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Richard 04.23.10 at 12:32 am

…in the right measure

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Pam 04.23.10 at 9:03 am

Ne eas ibi Richard

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Richard 04.23.10 at 11:08 am

:)

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