In His Stead by Paul Gregory Alms

In His Stead

Paul Gregory Alms on Being Paid to Act Like Jesus

What do pastors do all week? Being a pastor, I get this question every now and then. A few weeks ago, I was visiting a prospective family who had visited our congregation, and the husband, who was not much of a churchgoer, asked me, “So, what do you guys do all week?”

I am always a little nonplussed when someone asks me this. This fellow was a banker with a strong corporate mentality. I wanted to answer, “Well, I sit around a lot and read the Bible and pray and think about God and Jesus and people like you and me.” Which is literally true.

A Real Job

But I knew what he really wanted to hear. He wanted to know what, if I punc . . .