Theologian-Pastors and Pastor-Theologians

April 2, 2008

Here’s a blog post that’s well worth contemplating if you are in pastoral ministry, have aspirations to be, or have a heart for pastoral ministry. It’s from Owen Strachan on his blog Consummed. One short excerpt for the “flavor.”

Just as we need “theologian-pastors” (by which I’m referring to theologically astute pastors), so also are we in great need of “pastor-theologians” (by which I’m referring to academic scholars who bring pastoral concerns to bear on their work).

Don’t let the URL or the blog post title put you off; it’s not a political comment! That title is: “One Thing Jeremiah Wright Has Right: The Pastor Is a Theologian (and the Theologian Is a Pastor)”

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