Pastor Geoff Bradford says the following in his article this week on the Acts 29 blog:
"Once you hit 40, well, they do bad, bad things to you at the doctor's office. The worst, of course, is the prostate exam....if you were up for a spiritual prostate exam, if your spiritual blood work were up for review; how healthy would you really be?"
Interesting use of the graphic imagery of a digital rectal exam or DRE - drawing an analogy between a DRE and a much needed pastoral "spiritual prostate exam". Their churches need the pastor to get this exam because as Geoff says, "Let's face it: healthy pastor, healthy church. Sick pastor, sick church."
And where do you go to get this extremely important spiritual rectal exam? According to Geoff you can get one at the Acts 29 "boot camp" in November. And it only costs $99.
So pastors, sign up and head to Raleigh in November for your SRE. The health of your church depends on it!
So they want to get into your anus as well as your wallet? This is the most ridiculous marketing ploy that I have seen for a Christian group ever.
And I do not think Acts 29 is healthy enough to tell others what their spiritual illnesses are. Anyone who counts Driscoll among their leaders is sick, sick, sick. Physician, heal thyself
The pulpit has become the TMI headquarters.
Preachers on beds talking about sex. Now, “spiritual prostrate exams.” Is there a contest between preachers and late night TV shows over who can be the most disgusting? Have preachers lost all sense of propriety? I guess when you do not have the witness of the Holy Spirit you have to resort to carnality to have a message.
Unfortunately, there is no "holy spirit." You expect these guys to tell the "truth" about the fables they preach?
I bet if you examined the backside of most of the preachers in America, you would first have to remove their heads.
I would never say "most" (with the exception of the majority of the megachurch variety that I've observed) because there are still humble, God-called, servant preachers out there. We just don't hear about them unless we're privileged to personally know one because they're not the ones in the news, on TV, or making the rounds preaching at each other's churches and conferences for $$$, but with that comment... you win the internet!
However, I'm not sure if that best describes the preachers themselves or the sheeple who follow them. I do believe archaeologists will be digging up a lot of these in the future, both around Washington DC and megachurches. Reminds me of the old ship in the bottle. You wonder how in the world someone accomplishes that!
There is no story here. Shame on you watchdog. Do you have an axe to grind with Acts 29 now?
I agree, no story. I thought it huorous. I couldn't stop laughing when I first read a guy calling a conference a "spiritual prostate exam" thought I'd share something funny with my readers. Lighten up!! That is funny! Shame on YOU for being so serious!
"There is no story here. Shame on you watchdog. Do you have an axe to grind with Acts 29 now?"
There is plenty about Acts29 to grind axes over. For starters, they are joined by umbilical cord to Mark Driscoll, Elephant Room bud with James MacDonald, TD Jakes, Steven Furtick and Terry Noble. Driscoll has stated that CJ Mahaney is his mentor. The current president of A29 is a major player with Driscoll in the Resurgence. There's plenty more if you just pick at some scabs.
The prez of A29 has not disavowed the organization's endorsement of Driscoll, et al. In fact, he continues to tout it. Here's the upcoming lineup: https://theresurgence.com/conference
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