A man who's work is preaching the Gospel should make is living from the Gospel. I understand this. But how far should this be taken? Although writing various kinds of books are helpful, it seems every pastor and their mother is getting in on the act. Does this not take away from the ministering and shepherding of the flock? The first generation Christians who wrote the epistles took that time to meet a need of the church, not sell their writings for profit. In other words, let a pastor preach, and an author write. Also what about paid speeches or conferences? Quite honestly if I was told I could not come in to hear someone preach the Gospel unless I paid admission, I'd be pretty pi**ed. Should this not all be free of charge barring housing and food allowance if one has to travel? Why does everything pertaining to Christianity nowadays cost money?
BRING ON THE CHRISTIAN BOOKS!