Leadership in today’s society is such a hot-button issue. Our society is so polarized that leaders are loved by half the population and hated by the other half. On any scale, large or small, people seem to always find things to complain about when it comes to leaders in society. In sports, the greatest athletes … More A Desire for More Pastors, Not Necessarily Preachers
Every Saturday morning I meet with a group of some of our church’s young men. Normally, I pick a topic and we read through some selected passages to discuss the text and some practical applications (it is a sort of informal use of the Swedish method of Bible study). A few weeks ago I asked … More Small Group Discussion: What is a Healthy Church Member?
“Portraits of a Pastor: The 9 Essential Roles of a Church Leader.” Edited by Jason K. Allen. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers, 2017. I recently finished reading this book on pastoral ministry and was immensely blessed. As a young pastor, I find it necessary to immerse myself in literature that reminds me of the biblical mandates … More Book Review: “Portraits of a Pastor: The 9 Essential Roles of a Church Leader” ed. by Jason Allen
This year at the Shepherds’ Conference a book was freely given about the Pastor-Theologian. While there are a few things in the book that I may not agree with or endorse, my heart fully embraces the underlying tone of the work: we need more pastor-theologians. The book historically argues that the man behind the pulpit and … More A Dying Breed: The Pastor-Theologian