'Duck Dynasty' pastor exhorts clergy 'to realize we're a part of the body of Christ that's worldwide'
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
5/27/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
Alan Robertson, best known as the beardless son of reality TV show "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson, is a pastor who officiated his parents' re-commitment ceremony. In his latest appearance he is exhorting that other pastors should promote Christian values in the wider culture and political sphere.
Alan Robertson admitted that was as the sole Robertson male without a beard, he is somewhat of a misfit in the family. He said his family is grateful to have the cable show as a platform to share "the good news of Jesus."
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Robertson, speaking at the Family Research Council's "Watchmen on the Wall" pastors' retreat, says "Politics are part of what governs our nation, and so we want that infused with the spiritual and the godly."
A speaker at an event that drew hundreds of pastors from across the country, Robertson says that he has a new perspective. No longer a full-time pastor, Robertson is now working in the family duck call business and appearing on the cable show.
"For 22 years, I was inside the church - sort of inside my bubble I called it - of just doing my week to week in my own little community, and sometimes you kind of lose sight of the big picture," Robertson said. "I think as pastors they have to realize we're a part of the body of Christ that's worldwide, and so we've got to let people know what's going on."
Robertson says that church leaders can accomplish this by being a part of the wider culture and political world so that both are influenced by the biblical truths they teach.
"If the cultures crumbles around all our church buildings, then what have we done?" Robertson said.
Robertson pointed to the religious leaders in Europe have not done so, which has resulted in empty churches and declining cultures.
"You know, I go over to Europe now, and I see empty museums is what [churches have] become, and that's because they lost connection with culture," Robertson said. "And so much of it was because they were in the own liturgy, and they were in their own doctrinal debates and discussions, and they lost sight of the culture.
"I want to encourage pastors," Robertson said. "I mean I feel like I have a broader view now that I've been out for the last two years, traveling around the country sort of being a 'Duck Dynasty' kind of person.
"But it's really given me a great perspective, and so I'm encouraging pastors - look, politics are part of what governs our nation and so we want that infused with the spiritual and the godly," he said.
Robertson admitted that was as the sole Robertson male without a beard, he is somewhat of a misfit in the family. He said his family is grateful to have the cable show as a platform to share "the good news of Jesus."
Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for FEBRUARY 2017
Comfort for the Afflicted. That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.
National Geographic has set out to discover who God truly is and how the Almighty affects the lives of His followers. LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading
The EWTN Global Catholic Network has joined the Susan B. Anthony List to create a half-hour weekly program titled "EWTN Pro-Life Weekly." ... continue reading
Should the rich be made to pay their fair share? Let's starts with the nine MSNBC pundits with tax liens Watch
MSNBC is what you watch if you enjoy hearing how the rich need to pay their fair share. But if you want to see the rich who need to pay ... continue reading
Television networks are picking up on the fact audiences around the world are interested in religious entertainment - but what kind of ... continue reading
Most people know Jim Henson as the man who brought the world the beloved comedic puppet characters known as the Muppets: Kermit the Frog, ... continue reading
by Catholic Online
- Pope Francis marks Feast of the Chair of St. Peter
- St. Margaret of Cortona: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, February 22, ...
- Sts. Perpetua and Felicity HD Video
- Daily Readings for Wednesday, February 22, 2017
- Pope on Centenary of Fatima Apparitions: 'Let Us Entrust Ourselves to ...
- Pope to Middle East Pilgrims: 'God Wishes to Heal Hearts, Regenerate ...
- Daily Reading for Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 HD Video
- California's floods predicted by scientists, but how? HD
- Pope Francis tells how to become a saint HD
- Protesters gather to declare allegiance to Islam and hate toward President Trump HD
- Massive storm threatens to flood more than just the Oroville Dam HD