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Experts weigh in on Jim Standridge’s recent, mid-sermon rant.

An Oklahoma pastor spent five minutes of Sunday worship calling out parishioners by name for their flaws—including sleeping.

“You’re one of the sorriest church members I have—you’re not worth 15 cents,” said Jim Standridge, pastor of Skiatook’s Immanuel Baptist Church, to one attendee.

A recording of the incident has been watched almost 600,000 times on YouTube. (The full sermon is on Vimeo.)

Should pastors rebuke parishioners from the pulpit? Christian leaders’ responses are posted below, on a scale starting with “yes” and ending with “no.”

“Prophets such as Amos or Nathan called people to account personally. It’s almost refreshing, in this age of feel-good theology, to see a preacher really get worked up over behavior and get morally indignant in the service of the truth delivered to him to speak.”

Will Willimon, professor of Christian ministry, Duke Divinity School

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article courtesy of christianitytoday.com

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