Tired of Being Trite: One Pastor’s War On Ministry Clichés

no hand 1240 x 697(TRITE /trīt/ (Adjective) Overused and consequently of little import, lacking originality or freshness.)

It’s easy to become trite when you’re a pastor.

After all, we’re in constant output mode. Whether we’re preaching, teaching, comforting or just hanging out (you may know it as fellowship), we talk a lot.

It’s not always easy to know the right thing to say, so most of us give in to the temptation to find a handful of clichés and repeat them at regular intervals – even if we don’t realize we’re doing it.

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4 thoughts on “Tired of Being Trite: One Pastor’s War On Ministry Clichés”

  1. Karl
    Are you aware that it is difficult to continue on to the Pivot web site from your blog. Last time I finally got it to go, so far today I can’t get over there. Maybe something needs to be tweeked?
    Yes, I know, it may be my computer, but this is the only place I have that problem.
    Not complaining, just thought you’d want to know.

    1. Thanks for letting me know, Derrill. Everything I’m doing from here works well, so I’m wondering if you could help me help you. What is it that happens, or doesn’t happen, when you can’t get to the Pivot blog? Nothing? An error message? Knowing that might help.

      Also, what browser do you use? If it’s Internet Explorer, that is often problematic. Chrome or Firefox have fewer problems.

      1. I noticed a lot of redirecting between the email link, to New Small Church, to the Pivot post. Maybe somewhere in there could be the problem? A bad connection link?

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