September 9, 2013
I recently read something alarming. Apparently pastors merit little respect nowadays.
I guess that didn’t surprise me, but it did sadden me, that the once respected “profession” of the ministry has fallen so far in the public’s esteem.
Christianity Today, a fine magazine, reported a Pew Research poll that inquired as to whether people believed that “pastors contribute ‘a lot’ to the well-being of society.”
37% of adults agreed
52% of weekly churchgoers agreed
I’m not surprised only a third of the general American population agrees with that notion . . . but I’m amazed that only half of the people who actually attend religious services concur with the statement.
Only half of the people who go to church think pastors do anything worthwhile!