A lot of pastors whose blogs I read make oblation at the altar of Getting Things Done, which is all well and good if that’s your thing (personally, I’m a FranklinCovey-aholic – I have PlanPlus on my HTC PPC6800 to keep me in line and beep at me to remember to… do stuff… that I need to remember… stuff…), though I have to wonder how much of the “effectiveness” fad among my brethren-in-the-cloth is (ironically) counterproductive to the real work of the Kingdom (which is often messy an disorganized) and really little more than a more-than-vaguely amusing and ultimately futile attempt to look “proffessional” and “respectable” to the world…

But anyway.

One of the couples in our fellowship forwarded me a great post on The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective Spaceship Captains. Tongue-in-cheek, very entertaining… but also somewhat insightful.

With the glaring exception of Habit 3, the habits and lessons learned can with only minimal tweaking be applied to pastors – and to ministry in general, both vocational and lay.

Though, sadly, some pastors have indiscriminately lived out Habit 3 with individuals other than their respective wives. And are still pastors. Which I will never get. But I partly digress.

The language of the post is mildly Mark Driscoll-ish, which means it’s probably best rated “PG-13”. So if worldly word usage wigs you way out, don’t click on the above link. Remember: You can’t expect unbelievers to act (or speak) like believers – you can barely expect believers to act (and speak) like believers these days. This is NOT a Christian post. On that note, if you’ve never been in the Navy and therefore are unused to sailor-speak, avoid the comments as well.

But if you can forgive the occasional ECM-like verbiage, it’s a funny, interesting, and strangely applicable post.