The atmosphere was colder than an arctic winter.
Palpable hostility was written all over some faces.
Yes, that’s right.
I was preaching about money.
It was the first series I’d ever done on the ‘forbidden’ topic.
I know that preaching about money is one of the topics that pastors avoid and even hate.
Here are 14 reasons why pastors really don’t like addressing this topic.
1. Fear of Failure
Money is one of the two topics pastors prefer to avoid. The other one? Sex.
The money territory is peppered with landmines which are hard to avoid.
When pastors get on this high wire they know that there’s a high risk of failure.
They could say the wrong thing, sound the wrong note, look the wrong way or drop the ball because of nerves and the (occasional) hostile face.
2 They Don’t Want To Be That Guy
That guy is a prosperity preacher.
That guy is a pastor who always prattles on about money.
That guy is the pastor who seemingly fulfils the proverb “the church is only after your money”
And no pastor wants those labels.