With yet another scandalized church leader in the news, I think we are afforded an opportunity to reflect upon our own lives. I have found Mark Driscoll's and John Piper's exhortations to be both strong and helpful in thinking about such things.
When doctors, lawyers, truck drivers, nurses, janitors, stock brokers sin...the repercussions for families, lives, and homes are severe. Yet the scope of people affected by a ministers failure extend even more broadly into many lives.
Years ago a pastor friend of mine game me a little quote about ministry: Your sins will affect people differently, there is a greater hypocrisy in them. Pastors are just men, no more, no less. But their calling is one that requires a particular vigilance and prayer.
Read the links above yet then take courage and walk forward in his mission...