Pastor's Life

Pastors generally happy with families, finances, preaching. Less with health, administration, world.

A nice little report here on how pastors are feeling about their lives and work. Andy Rowell ‏@AndyRowell Nov 12Minneapolis, MN Pastors generally happy with families, finances, preaching. Less with health, administration, world. http://www.christianitytoday.com/le/2015/fall/how-are-you-pastor-really.html … @davidkinnaman View summary 0 retweets2... Read more →


Tim Keller on Willow Creek, ecclesiology, and preaching

I highly recommend New York City pastor Tim Keller's first two blog posts: The "Kingly" Willow Creek Conference He describes Willow Creek as "kingly", Reformed as "prophetic", and emerging as "priestly." I agreed with him--giving a couple lengthy comments--trying to... Read more →


Learning the Craft of Pastoring: Six Practices for Cultivating Excellence in Pastoral Ministry term paper

I have posted below the paper I wrote for a reading course I did with Ken Carder on the Theology of Pastoral Ministry based on his two courses in which I was his teaching assistant. See Ken Carder: Introduction to... Read more →


Recommended: Jackson Carroll's God's Potters: Pastoral Leadership and the Shaping of Congregations

Here is my Amazon.com review of: Jackson W. Carroll: God's Potters: Pastoral Leadership and the Shaping of Congregations (Pulpit & Pew) (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006). Wise and fascinating data-driven description of what it is like to be a pastor today,... Read more →