What would you do Wednesday!
The following scenario is inspired by actual events as told by Peter Lumpkins.1 Please note that inspired by does not mean an exact, actual portrayal of said events. Rather, the scenario is loosely based on the actual event.
Pastor Friend calls you and tells you about an interesting conversation he just had with Pastor Blogger. Pastors Friend and Blogger just happened to be eating lunch in the same restaurant so Friend approached Blogger to challenge him on his approach to blogging.
A conversation ensued.
Friend tells you that the tone of the conversation changed as he gently challenged Blogger’s content pointing out his divisiveness. Blogger denied the charge and took offense to Friend’s challenge. Friend tells you that Blogger became slightly animated and threw out an ad hominem.
The conversation ended with Pastor Friend telling you that he recorded all of his conversation with Pastor Blogger. He told Blogger that he recorded it after the fact.
Pastor Blogger said he did not care that Friend recorded him and went home and put up a somewhat mocking blog post about the incident.
What would you say to these pastors as either a friend or your own pastor?
- Nothing – let them sort it out.
- Rebuke Friend for recording it.
- Rebuke Blogger for his words and actions.
- Rebuke them both.
- Tell them to have a Holy Kiss and make up.