It’s funny how our background affects the way we see things. As I grew up in ministry, one of the things that always bothered me was the “glitz” of ministry. Don’t get me wrong…I was drawn to it. And at times, even pursued it. But it always bothered me. I have never liked the idea that the church needs to “keep up with the world” (or, using a common phrase, “keep up with the Joneses).