Author Topic: A Question & Answer Worth Sharing  (Read 810 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Reformer

  • Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 4595
  • Manna: 99
  • Gender: Male
A Question & Answer Worth Sharing
« on: Tue Oct 25, 2022 - 13:10:31 »
REFORMATION RUMBLINGS
BUFF SCOTT, JR.
_____________________
 
A Question & Answer Worth
Sharing

    “Buff, do your readers know that you were on paid staff at a Christian Church in Phoenix long after you took the anti-clergy, anti-church house stance you now promote? How did you then, and how do you now, justify your paycheck when you were one of the hirelings. Just thought I’d scratch a spot that needed some attention. Thanks.”—Steven.
 
    Steven, I believe I have covered these questions before when a few other readers inquired about the same matters. Occasionally, I receive a private letter from a reader who asks for the same information. 
 
    First off, you don’t have all the facts straight. I moved to Phoenix in 1990. A couple of weeks after I identified myself with the Mountain View Christian Church, they discovered that at one time I was pulpit minister for a number of churches and wanted to make me “Associate Minister.” I resisted the idea and told them I was not seeking a clerical title, and did not want a clerical title. 

    The “Senior Minister” wanted to enhance his church’s public image, so he asked if I objected to his idea of “Associate Minister.” I said, “You are free to do what you wish, but you know my position.”
 
    He and the elders then wanted to know how much of a salary I thought was fair. I told them in no uncertain terms that I did not want nor was I soliciting a salary to do what the Lord lays upon my heart. During the nine years I was there, not one dime was paid me for my ministries. My primary ministries were  working with senior adults and conducting the senior adult class on Sunday mornings. And, yes, I worked for reform while with this splendid group of believers.
 
    During these nine years, I continued publishing—on paper—The Reformer, copies of which were distributed to the leadership. From the beginning they knew my position on the professional clergy, “churchitis,” and a host of other matters. I kept nothing secret. Yet they accepted me and supported my ministries while I was with them. An a cappella Church of Christ would have kicked me out before I had time to explain myself! “I know, been there, done that.”
 
    And now you know. The concepts regarding “Churchianity” and the professional clergy, which I have carried for decades, were not swept under the rug while meeting with the Mountain View Christian Church. And by the way, heaven no more approves of an “Associate Minister” or “Associate Pastor” or “Senior Pastor” than it approves of an “Associate Saint” or “Associate Servant.” 
 
    Another ridiculous ecclesiastical icon is “Youth Pastor.” The term is as silly as calling a small boy an “Old Youngster!” Hope this clarifies your misconceptions.   
« Last Edit: Tue Oct 25, 2022 - 13:18:46 by Reformer »

Offline Texas Conservative

  • Journalist!, SuperFree, Senator of GCM, Ethical Dissenter "All 8 Symptoms" Chief Justice! "Radical Political Conservative" Certified Resident Board Genius, it is...Directly. Observable. The Man, The Myth, The Legend
  • Lee's Inner Circle Member
  • *******
  • Posts: 13938
  • Manna: 419
  • My church is 100% right, Your church is 100% wrong
Re: A Question & Answer Worth Sharing
« Reply #1 on: Tue Oct 25, 2022 - 13:18:39 »
Heaven approves of Pastor, see Ephesians 4:11. 


Offline Reformer

  • Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 4595
  • Manna: 99
  • Gender: Male
Re: A Question & Answer Worth Sharing
« Reply #2 on: Tue Oct 25, 2022 - 13:26:35 »
Texas Non-Genius:

    You're not reading me correctly again! But what's new? Maybe you would be kind enough to quote the scripture for me and others that alludes to "Associate Pastor," the very term I used.

Buff

Offline Texas Conservative

  • Journalist!, SuperFree, Senator of GCM, Ethical Dissenter "All 8 Symptoms" Chief Justice! "Radical Political Conservative" Certified Resident Board Genius, it is...Directly. Observable. The Man, The Myth, The Legend
  • Lee's Inner Circle Member
  • *******
  • Posts: 13938
  • Manna: 419
  • My church is 100% right, Your church is 100% wrong
Re: A Question & Answer Worth Sharing
« Reply #3 on: Tue Oct 25, 2022 - 13:39:59 »
Texas Non-Genius:

    You're not reading me correctly again! But what's new? Maybe you would be kind enough to quote the scripture for me and others that alludes to "Associate Pastor," the very term I used.

Buff

Buff Name-Caller

Your CofC inspired "specific authority" argument means nothing.  You having problems with Senior or Associate before Pastor is absurd.



The Man, The Myth, The Legend!

Christian Forums and Message Board

Re: A Question & Answer Worth Sharing
« Reply #3 on: Tue Oct 25, 2022 - 13:39:59 »

Offline Reformer

  • Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 4595
  • Manna: 99
  • Gender: Male
Re: A Question & Answer Worth Sharing
« Reply #4 on: Tue Oct 25, 2022 - 15:05:08 »
Texas Senator:

    As you noted a couple weeks ago regarding me, I hereby apply the same to you.

    "You believe what the mainstream [Religious Establishment] news tells you to believe. That is why you present their talking points as your own."
 
    "You won't get this information by repeating what you see on [the Religious Establishment's agenda] CNN or other mainstream American [religious] news outlets as your own thoughts...Keep regurgitating those talking points."


Buff
« Last Edit: Tue Oct 25, 2022 - 18:15:16 by Reformer »

Christian Forums and Message Board

Re: A Question & Answer Worth Sharing
« Reply #4 on: Tue Oct 25, 2022 - 15:05:08 »

Offline Reformer

  • Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 4595
  • Manna: 99
  • Gender: Male
Re: A Question & Answer Worth Sharing
« Reply #5 on: Tue Oct 25, 2022 - 15:14:40 »
Texas Radical:

    Try hard to at least, occasionally, be positive. It is acceptable and normal to be negative on occasions, but when the bulk of one's remarks are negative incessantly, a problem surfaces.

Buff
« Last Edit: Tue Oct 25, 2022 - 15:16:51 by Reformer »

Offline Texas Conservative

  • Journalist!, SuperFree, Senator of GCM, Ethical Dissenter "All 8 Symptoms" Chief Justice! "Radical Political Conservative" Certified Resident Board Genius, it is...Directly. Observable. The Man, The Myth, The Legend
  • Lee's Inner Circle Member
  • *******
  • Posts: 13938
  • Manna: 419
  • My church is 100% right, Your church is 100% wrong
Re: A Question & Answer Worth Sharing
« Reply #6 on: Tue Oct 25, 2022 - 19:19:06 »
Texas Radical:

    Try hard to at least, occasionally, be positive. It is acceptable and normal to be negative on occasions, but when the bulk of one's remarks are negative incessantly, a problem surfaces.

Buff

Buffy the Vampire Slayer,

The answer is the opening post was not good.  That truth is negative to you because it contradicts your false narrative.

Texas "Steven"


Offline mommydi

  • *Mulberry Bush Dancer & Weird Personality of GC* Disinformation Governance Board Secretary of GCM
  • Lee's Inner Circle Member
  • *******
  • Posts: 11990
  • Manna: 722
  • Gender: Female
  • Living a normal life in spite of my strange nature
Re: A Question & Answer Worth Sharing
« Reply #7 on: Tue Oct 25, 2022 - 19:43:30 »

Offline Reformer

  • Hero
  • *****
  • Posts: 4595
  • Manna: 99
  • Gender: Male
Re: A Question & Answer Worth Sharing
« Reply #8 on: Tue Oct 25, 2022 - 22:23:56 »
Texas Radical:

    "Buffy the Vampire Slayer -- The answer is the opening post was not good. That truth is negative to you because it contradicts your false narrative.--Texas 'Steven' "

    Who did you accuse of being a "Name-Caller?" At least "Radical" is one of the many names you have identified as yourself. Allow me to repeat what I said in Reply #5.

    "Try hard to at least, occasionally, be positive. It is acceptable and normal to be negative on occasions, but when the bulk of one's remarks are negative incessantly, a problem surfaces."

    And now a question or two for you. Do you agree with anything I posted in "A Question & Answer Worth Sharing?"

    In fact, of all the dozens of threads I've posted over the last few years, is there anything in any of them you agree with? Show me you are not incessantly negative by answering these questions truthfully. Give me a reason for being confident of you.

Buff
« Last Edit: Tue Oct 25, 2022 - 22:28:58 by Reformer »

Christian Forums and Message Board

Re: A Question & Answer Worth Sharing
« Reply #8 on: Tue Oct 25, 2022 - 22:23:56 »

 

     
anything