over the years, hollywood has made several feeble attempts at situation-comedy based on church life. with a couple of notable exceptions, they have all failed miserably. it is the opinion of your humble host that a church-based sit-com has not made it is because they simply have not been real enough. i’m pretty sure that if the writers were either 1.) more familiar with the subject, or 2.) completely honest, their audiences would not be able to get enough. trust me, the church i’ve been a part of all my life is hilarious. i’m talking about wet-your-pants funny. stir in the unique cultural setting of the bible-belt, add a liberal helping of pentecostal weirdness, and you’ve got a guaranteed hit. a kind of beverly hillbillies meet the simpsons on survivor island. on the tbn set.
i tell you humbly, yet assuredly…i’ve seen it all.
on a couple different occasions i’ve written about the ministry undressed. a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of a pastor. i’ve thought of a few more i wanted to share, so today i am going to suspend my better judgment and launch a mini-series called “confessions of a pastor.” confession number one is that i am going to reclaim some of those earlier posts, as they were very lightly read and they are quite funny if i do say so myself (so if you remember reading them, please accept my humblest apologies…both of you). i hope you enjoy them and i hope god doesn’t punish me for my irreverence. also, i sincerely hope you will join in the conversation. especially some of my pastor buddies who have stories every bit as juicy as mine.
c’mon guys…i went first.