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The Pastor As Minor Poet: Pastoral Calling & Identity in the Twenty-first Century

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2008 / Paperback

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Struggling with your identity as a pastor? Let pastor/seminary professor M. Craig Barnes cast some light on the murkiness. He will guide you into a greater understanding of your role as a bard or poet to your congregation.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 152
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0802829627
ISBN-13: 9780802829627
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Publisher's Description

Today's pastors -- often expected to be multitasking marvels who can make their churches "successful" -- are understandably confused about their role. Craig Barnes contends that the true calling of a pastor is to help others become fully alive in Christ, to be a "minor poet," or poet of the soul. As such, pastors are to read the major poets of Scripture and history in light of the dust and grit of daily parish life.

The Pastor as Minor Poet eloquently calls pastors to search for a deeper understanding of what they see -- both in the text of Scripture and in the text of their parishioners' lives. A critical part of this poetic vision involves discerning key subtexts beneath these texts, which allows pastors to preach the heart of the Word and to understand the hearts of their people. Written with a seasoned pastor's depth of understanding and a poet's sensibility and sensitivity, this book will minister to and inspire pastors everywhere.

Author Bio

M. Craig Barnes is the Robert Meneilly Professor of Leadership and Ministry at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and serves as senior pastor of Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh.

Publisher Description

The most difficult thing about being a pastor today, says M. Craig Barnes, is not any one of the things one might normally assume — the long hours, demanding congregations, eclectic responsibilities, etc. — but the confusion about what it really means to be the pastor. Too often, pastors are defined in terms of their “success.” Barnes contends that the true calling of a pastor is to assist others in becoming fully alive in Christ — to be what Barnes calls a minor poet. The pastor absorbs the wisdom of the major poets — biblical as well as the church’s theological poets — and distills its essence for parishioners. The heart of the message is always the same: to understand what it means to be made in God’s image, to be God’s people.

The Pastor as Minor Poet explores the contemporary challenges of parish ministry and invites the pastor to respond not with more innovations but by recovering the clergy’s historic belief in words. The role of minor poet does not promise an easy life but Barnes is adamant that, when pastors embrace the holiness of this calling, it is marked by the hard-won joy of uncovering and declaring God’s word to his people. About

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Walter Brueggemann
"Barnes knows all about being a pastor, how to use authority, how to lead, how to listen, and how to provoke. He knows, moreover, that it finally all comes down to faithful words that can conjure alternative scenarios of the future. In a society cold with technical reason, this summons to poetic truth is of huge importance."

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