Episode 66 - Pastoral Abuse: Egomania or Misdirected Passion?

In Episode 66, Keith W, Justin, and David sit down to talk about how pastors can abuse power and the roots of these excesses. What are some of the factors that can lead a pastor to embrace totalitarian approaches in regards to the structure and life of the church? How do certain interpretations of Scripture contribute to centralized hierarchies? Also, what contributes to pastors "burning out?" What is the role of a pastor? Who is to blame for abuses of power: the pastor or the congregation (or both/neither)? Listen to find out what we think. In the beginning, the guys kick off this topic by watching a pastor throw a "hissy fit" in front of his congregation. As always, later in the show, they are joined by Darcy Rumble from Giants in the Sound as they talk about the Christian hair-metal band Stryper and whether their vocalist, Michael Sweet, is secretly Ted Cruz in disguise. Finally, the guys wrap up the show by talking about why Keith needs a new mattress and what new concerts they are excited for. As always, be sure to comment, rate, and subscribe to the podcast. Let us know what you think!

Show Notes:

Intro Song: Dubstep - BenSound

Opening:

Crazy pastor and his hissy fit! 

First Music Break: 3AM - Chiodos

Meat and Potatoes

Pastor Egomania or Misdirected Passion

Second Music Break: To Hell With the Devil - Stryper

Giants in the Sound Segment

Some Stryper Talk

Third Music Break: Life Cycles - The Word Alive