Recently Pastor Chuck Swindoll, aged 75, (pastor of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas, and radio host of the popular Insight For Living radio broadcast) shared the following at a pastor’s conference:
"One of my great goals in life is to live long enough to where I am in the pulpit, preaching my heart out, and I die on the spot, my chin hits the pulpit—boom!—and I'm down and out. What a way to die!"
Maybe Chuck needs to consider how potentially disturbing that scene would be for his 5000+ member congregation, including the over 1200 children. Whatever happened to passing away peacefully in your sleep or secretly wishing for a chariot like Elijah? Why does Chuck feel the need to take one on the chin for Jesus?
Maybe his church board needs to set down with him and outline some insights for dying.