In this episode of You’re Not Crazy, Ray Ortlund and Sam Allberry discuss the challenges of serving in a godless world and emphasize the importance of relying on Jesus and holding onto hope. They reflect on the difficulties faced in pastoral ministry and the prevalence of self-centeredness and pleasure-seeking in society.

As they warn against counterfeit Christianity and highlight the need for authenticity and true transformation, they discuss the dangers of allowing unconverted individuals into positions of influence within the church and emphasize the importance of integrity and discernment.

Ortlund and Allberry discuss the the vital role of pastors’ spouses and the significance of unity and support within the church community when it comes to enduring in ministry.

Recommended resource: Help! I’m Married to My Pasor by Jani Ortlund

Editors’ note: 

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