…or, why thou shalt not love other pastors or teachers at the expense of your own…
Good counsel and words here from one Mark Driscoll on the particular perils of what he calls a “conference Christian.” The conclusion:
As I see it, conference Christians really only have one of three options. One, they can repent of attending too many conferences and pour themselves out as servants in a local church rather than consumers at yet another conference. Two, they can continue to attend conferences but mainly for the purpose of growing as a humble servant-leader with new passions and ideas to implement in their local church. Three, they can now start discussing why they disagree with this critique, which will give them something to do until conference season kicks up again in the fall.
Read the whole thing.