The role of the pastor in the 21st century is a montage of communicator, coordinator, counselor and custodian! It is easy for pastors, caught up in the various tasks of contemporary pastoral service, to forget they have been called to an essentially theological task. In The Pastor as Public Theologian: Reclaiming a Lost Vision (Baker Academic), Kevin Vanhoozer and Owen Strachen draw on biblical examples and the history of the church to call pastors back to their rightful place as pastor-theologians. Tim Keller says, “I have come to the conclusion that ministers need more robust theological education and training than they did when I came into the ministry 40 years ago. This book is an important, ringing call for working pastors and preachers to exercise a higher level of theologically informed leadership in our churches.”

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