Wednesday, July 12, 2006

" Dr. King Is Not the Right Model for Black Preachers"

Thabiti Anyabwile thinks "it's well past time to reform the model of black pastoral leadership at play at the national and local church levels."

"The African-American church is in desperate need of biblically-qualified, gospel-preaching, Christ-treasuring, church-loving, evangelistic, intellectually-rigorous men to lead her, protect her, sacrifice for her, serve her, reform and strengthen her. We can not withstand another generation of Sharpton and Jackson-like preachers who give more attention to politics (liberal or conservative) than they give to feeding the Lord's sheep and watching over the flock of God entrusted to their care. This world is fading away and people are perishing. I shudder to think of that stricter account we ministers of the Gospel will give to the Lord of creation on that day when judgment begins at the household of God."

Read the whole thing.