Their post raises some very good questions quickly in my mind:
- How should we view transitions like those they mention (all semi-known names moving to work with other semi-known names)-- as the work of good, thoughtful ministry team-building or as unhelpful consolidation of skills and leadership?
- Should these "celebrities" of ministry be treated in a tabloid fashion, with news about transition reported in the same manner as sports trades?
- Are pastors EVER "free agents" in any sense of that colloquial term?
- Where does a sense of God's calling fit into transitions like these-- and how is that articulated by those involved?