Pastors are readers, there is no denying it. And sometimes we read things that aren’t theological or somehow related to what we are studying or preaching. Sometime we read for fun. So here are some fun read picks from the PS23 team.
John – A Hobbit, a Wardrobe and the Great War by Joseph Loconte
Two of my favorite fiction authors are J.R.R. Tolkein and C.S. Lewis (although The Chronicles of Narnia is not my favorite thing from Lewis). And I knew well that they were friends and met together, with the rest of the Inklings at the Eagle and Child pub and were fast friends.… Continue reading
One of the things that makes PS23 unique is that all of the contributor are engaged in pastoral ministry. We love to write, but our first love is the local church and shepherding the flock of God. And part of shepherding God’s people is teaching them the full counsel of God. So we thought we would give a glimpse of our shepherd’s hearts by sharing what we are teaching and why.
At PBC we just started a series in the Servant songs of Isaiah, four beautiful and powerful prophecies of Christ’s messianic ministry found at Isaiah 42:1-9, Isaiah 49:1-13, Isaiah 50:4-11 and Isaiah 52:13-53:12.… Continue reading
Occasionally we like to do a group post here at PS23. As pastors, we are all constantly reading. Sometimes there is great value in hearing about what resources have had an impact on others. This post is asking the guys a simple question: what books would you recommend on pastoral ministry?
Stuart Scott’s pamphlet “From Pride to Humility” is a must read! The obvious answer to the question would be some book with a title containing “pastoral ministry etc” . . . But, ministry is serving and the rewards or product is the Trinity’s glory! Nothing threatens our work like pride.… Continue reading
One blessing about pastoral ministry is the need to read. We asked each regular contributor two questions: “What are you currently reading?” and “What is the best book you’ve read so far in 2016?” Please feel free to pass on what you’re reading and make recommendations to us.
Dr. Dennis M. Swanson
I recently finished what I think will be a standard work on the subject of the Bible for many years. The Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures (Eerdmans 2016) edited by D. A. Carson is one of those “once in a decade” works. A comprehensive examination of Scripture from evangelical scholars, a project about 10 years in the making.… Continue reading
We pray you had a great Resurrection Sunday yesterday. If your church is like our churches, then there were unbeliever guests at church with you for their yearly visit.
Let us join together to pray for those who do not know Christ but visited our churches. Pray they respond to the Gospel message, the Lord saves them, and an opportunity to make them a disciple.
Hope you had a great day!