Don’t be a Bull in a China Shop

Around Call time at the seminary you usually hear such platitudes like “Don’t be a bull in a china shop,” meaning of course that you shouldn’t change anything in a parish for the first 50 years of your ministry, or something like that. I guess if you were like this bull in the video you would be in good shape though:


About Rev. Paul L. Beisel

Graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN in 2001 (M Div.) and 2004 (S.T.M.); LC-MS Pastor and Adjunct Instructor for John Wood Community College; Husband of Amy and father of Susan, Elizabeth, Martin, and Theodore.
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3 Responses to Don’t be a Bull in a China Shop

  1. Sean says:

    Mythbusters tested that cliche once. The bull was just like in that commercial: very careful not to bump anything.


  2. One of our classmates had a funny expression. He referred to the “75 Year Catechesis Plan.”

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