I’ve been wrestling with this issue as a pastor lately. I’m not sure how to articulate what I think or feel here. I think that the best pastors are authentic pastors. However, should I post on twitter that I had a great cigar? Or that I enjoy a beer? Should I post a picture of me smoking a cigar on Facebook? I guess it depends on my role right? As a youth pastor I might need to be more cautious? But does that mean I am not being authentic, I’m censoring myself? When I have students in the car should I skip that LP song that has the F-bomb in it, or let it play? How much of who a Pastor is should he let out? How much of who the Youth Pastor is should he let out? Does it depend on position and church?
How authentic is too authentic for a pastor?