Sean Lucas always provides interesting posts - that's an understatement - posts that are meaty and full of both detail and analysis. Check out his review of Mark Noll's latest book, and this terrifying post on what makes for a successful ministerial career in the US.
I'd be interested to know if there is any link between the themes in these posts. How did the theological crisis of the 19thC shape church culture in the 20thC? It seems to me that, despite any supposed theological crisis, pastors or ministers have retained their power and influence to the present day in the vast majority of our churches.
While power and influence are inticing, I fail to meet the necessary requirements to be a senior pastor. By the time I have 10 years ministry experience, I'll be over the hill (over 40), I'll probably be on incapacity benefit (starting to feel twitches in funny parts of my body), and I'll still be footloose and fancy-free.