Two questions I recently posed to Scot McKnight:
Two questions and I am looking for your quick, gut answers, especially since there is no way to know for certain. So from your own experience in ministry:
How much of an issue (from 1-10, with 10 being a semi truck sized issue) are:
The lack of compelling, joyful, wise, thoughtful, loving, and faith-filled folks over 50?
The lack of regard pastors and other ministry leaders under 40 have for the first group?
My own experience is positive. I am 59 and find lots of young men who desire time and input. However, I certainly see the effects of ageism in the church that is sadly perpetuated by too many, younger leaders.
On #1, a one or two: there are plenty.
On #2, too much but it is less that than a culture that doesn’t think in terms of wisdom but in terms of creativity and newness.