The NBA officiating problems shed new light on churches and pastoral candidates. In a recent discussion, some objected to a church running a credit check on a pastoral candidate. My advice: Don't try to become an NBA official. Word has it that the NBA expects more from their officials than some churches do for their pastors. The NBA runs credit checks and background checks on officials. Many companies do as well. I think it says a lot about us when the world expects more from their workers and employees than the church does from their pastor.