Pastor Pete Rose :KevinH

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10 Responses

  1. Steven says:

    Hear hear!

  2. sarahmorgan says:

    Totally in agreement with this article — thanks, Kevin, for spotlighting the issue.

    When I led a worship band (two decades ago now), I would often remind our team that the world reveres performing musicians and that the congregation would raise them up on pedestals, and it was the band’s job to kick those pedestals out from under them and point to the real object of our worship. When I moved to my current location and was invited to participate in local praise bands, I was astonished to see that this attitude had been rejected — the bands actually liked being on their pedestals, and weren’t interested in giving them up, the congregation liked having an actual object to praise instead of an invisible abstraction, and the pastors didn’t think anything was wrong (if the congregation was happy, they were happy). Still can’t bring myself to return to any kind of church here.

  3. Captain Kevin says:

    Well said, Kevin!

  4. Kevin H says:

    Thanks, Steven, Sarah, & CK.

    Sarah, worship bands can certainly be a pitfall for idol worship in the church today.

  5. Em says:

    Amen to steve, Sarah and the captain

  6. JD says:

    Pastors are god. Pastors are the Lord’s annointed.
    Worship leaders are satan. Satan holds the title deed for the earth. Women are subservient to men. Believers are under the authority of other believers. Where have I heard that before?
    They’re just keeping Jesus as a backseat driver and the Holy Spirit in the trunk like a spare tire.
    Lord, have mercy upon us.

  7. Bob Sweat says:

    Great analogy!

  8. Kevin H says:

    Thanks, Bob.

  9. Captain Kevin says:


  10. EricL says:

    I remember him best from his previous congregation in Cincinnati, where he was also a scoundrel who was adored. Good article, Kevin H, but it’s sad that the church would have so much in common with professional sports.

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