Pastor, I need to talk to you. . .
Most every pastor who’s been in the ministry for any length of time has heard these words countless numbers of times: on the other end of the line in the middle of the night; while shaking hands at church; after the sudden knock on the door while engaged in preparing for next Sunday’s sermon.
With three quarters of a million sex offenders in this country, chances are you live near one, or you might even worship with one. We know that Jesus welcomed sinners of all kinds. But if you are the mother or father of a small child, would you want to know that the man down the street—or down the pew—was convicted of the sexual abuse of small children?