Pastoring and Posturing

Jun 7, 2020 by

by Andrew Wilson, Think:

How do you tell the difference between pastoring and posturing? Where do you draw the line between speaking out against injustice as a shepherd of concerned and distressed people, on the one hand, and performative, hollow, pandering, low-cost virtue signalling on the other? The former is very valuable and, at a time like this, arguably essential; the latter is a perennial danger for human beings (as Jesus reminds us in Matthew 6), and particularly in the age of social media. In conversations with various people over the last two weeks, I’ve been struck by how many people find it challenging to distinguish between the two.

Here are four questions that I think might help us.

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