The Unnecessary Pastor: Rediscovering the Call (Paperback)

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The Unnecessary Pastor: Rediscovering the Call (Paperback)


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Best-selling authors Marva Dawn and Eugene Peterson offer encouragement to pastors.

Pastors are strategically placed to counter the culture. No other profession looks so inoffensive but is in fact so dangerous to the status quo. Their weapon? A gospel that is profoundly countercultural. But standing firm in today's world isn't easy. Powerful forces, both subtle and obvious, attempt to domesticate pastors, to make them, in a word, unnecessary.

In this book, two of today's most respected authors help pastors recover their gospel identity and maintain a pure vision of Christian leadership. Marva Dawn and Eugene Peterson reconnect pastors with the biblical texts that will train them as countercultural servants of the gospel. Marva Dawn looks to Paul's letter to the Ephesians for instruction for churches seeking to live faithfully in today's world. In turn, Eugene Peterson explores Romans, 1 and 2 Timothy, and Titus, drawing from them the correct view of pastoral identity.

Product Details ISBN: 9780802846785
ISBN-10: 0802846785
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication Date: November 17th, 1999
Pages: 266
Language: English