Where have all the preachers gone - again (continued)
It's interesting to note that Carl Trueman assumes that those of us who care about the Exodus to the US - including Paul Levy on the same blog - are thinking uncharitable things about those who go. Particularly, he thinks we think that they go for the money. (And, if I read him right, HE thinks they go for the money too, and that's OK!)
Actually, I've said no such thing. I'm concerned about what's happening in the UK, not about why those who go, do go. OK? If I get chance, I'll try and do some blogging on the 'why' question sometime.
And for the record - again! - I've never been a pastor of a church in the North of England and defected to the South, which would be the proper parallel. Nor have I ever been approached by a church in the North interested in having me as their pastor. I'm quite happy to assume that this is an indication of the superior discernment of Northern Christians. It certainly isn't, though, a case of my hunting with the hounds while running with the hares.