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I spend a lot of time during my job talking about “market volatility.” It’s something people know exists, don’t quite understand, and have a lot of questions about. So I spend time explaining it, calming fears, and answering questions. As I thought about “market volatility” I was struck by a couple of articles that made me realize the pastorate is one of the most volatile markets in existence.
When we think of volatile markets we think of ups and downs, gains and losses. If you’re an investor you think of your account value and what the market does to your investment. When the market goes down you incur a loss that can take some time to recuperate. When the market goes up you see a gain that you want to protect. It’s easy to see how the pastorate is very much like the market in its volatility; ups and downs, gains and losses.
But while historically the market has always had periods of volatility – and that doesn’t look to end anytime soon – the pastorate doesn’t have to continue as a place of volatility.
A recent article at The Blaze shared the results of a study conducted by LifeWay Research. The study centered on the main reasons pastors quit the pastorate before retirement age. The study boiled the answers of 734 former senior pastors down to five main reasons:
Writing at Christian Post, pro-life lawyer and activist Kristi Burton Brown has written an article sharing “10 Reasons Not to Have an Abortion.”
Her article is a response to an article at a “parenting” website advocating several reasons for abortion. Being pro-life I find it both ironic and absurd that a website proclaiming to be all about parenting would advocate abortion; but I digress.
Burton-Brown has some excellent points on why women should not have an abortion. Here is her list with some of her thoughts. For the full article go here.
Two articles caught my attention recently. One was from a “parenting” website called “Mommyish” at which a blogger shared a list of reasons to kill your unborn child. Now, I don’t know for sure if the irony of advocating child murder on a parenting website was lost on the writer, but it wasn’t lost on me.
The list of reasons this blogger felt were worthy of killing an unborn child is below.