A few months ago, I would never have suspected that our fourth-ever Blog of the Week would be a pastor’s blog. But I think Pete Wilson has a good thing going here. If I’m ever in Nashville, TN; I know what church I want to visit.
Here’s the 411 on Without Wax: Pete is pastor of CrossPoint a multi-site church in Music City, and married to Brandi, who contributed an article to Anne Jackson’s Mad Church Disease which releases officially at the end of the week. Pete and Brandi have three boys: Jett, Gage and Brewer. The name of the blog is explained on the banner of each page, but it essentially is a synonym for “sincere.”
Many pastors live in isolation from their parishioners. With thousands of members, there’s no way Pete and Brandi can get to know everybody; nor can everybody get to know them. But at withoutwax.tv, everyone can get to know them. This site is a prime example of why pastors should blog. All pastors. The opposite of without wax, is wax, which Pete explains represents an effort to hide our cracks, our faults, our emotions, our failings. There’s too much of that in the church already; and if things are going to change, Pastors need to lead by example.
I applaud anyone online who is making an effort to be real. From the very first post of the kids banging on pots and pans, to today’s Baptism interview with one of Pete’s Bocci Ball friends; you can read and bookmark the site here or by clicking on the image above.