Our "local" #giftedcommunicator will not do hospital visits or funerals…

Perry Noble, self-proclaimed #giftedcommunicator, will not do hospital visits or funerals for his church members owners. You may think it is because he is too busy researching pop-culture references for his sermons or because his congregation is too large being spread across all of South Carolina…but it is more of a historical and theological decision for Noble. He accuses those who would ask him to conduct a funeral of being rapers of the Bride of Christ. Interpreting such a request as proof that someone hasn’t come to Christ, he insists that they either “get saved or get out.” See it for yourself…

There is much that could be said about each and every sentence of Perry Noble’s godless rant…but here’s one… Any pastor who has done more than five minutes of ministry understands that hospital visits and funerals are the best times for fruitful ministry. As men and women contemplate their mortality—whether they are suffering in their own body in the hospital or putting a loved one in the ground to await the resurrection—they are often sufficiently humble for the first time in their lives: “So teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12). Hospital visits and funerals require pastoral sensitivity and wisdom…real world, hand-holding, grieving with those who grieve sensitivity…not made for TV, safe, distant, cool t-shirt, you are on my turf, hireling sensitivity.