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The Bee Stings the Buffoonery of Pastoral Vaguery

If you meet Philip Torres, you might be tempted to think of him as a “Christian pastor.” But as Torres told reporters Friday, he is actually not a Christian pastor at all—he is a pastor who happens to be Christian.

“People like to stick labels on me. They like to think of me as a ‘Christian pastor’ because it helps them fit me nicely inside a box of preconceived notions,” he declared. “I’m a Christian, yes. I’m a pastor, yes. But don’t box me in by calling me a ‘Christian pastor.’”

Stressing that he hates having to deal with all the baggage that comes from being branded a “Christian pastor,” Torres expressed confusion at why so many people want to hem him in and limit his identity. “Why don’t people call Stephen Curry a ‘Christian basketball player?’” he asked. “Or Bubba Watson—is he a ‘Christian golfer?’”

When pressed to consider that maybe the source of confusion is that fact that he leads a Christian church, he scoffed and corrected the reporter. “No no, we’re not a Christian church—we’re a church that happens to be Christian.”

It’s funny and stinging because there really are people, and churches, out there who think like that…

Written by Jim

01/07/2016 at 11:40 am

Posted in Modern Culture

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  1. I am a Christian, and I am a scientist, so I am a Christian scientist but no not that kind boy is that annoying to not be able to just say Christian scientist. THANKS, Mary B.

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    Don

    01/07/2016 at 12:15 pm


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