The Pastor Theologian: Resurrecting an Ancient Wisdom
Stock No: WW516828
The Pastor Theologian: Resurrecting an Ancient Wisdom   -     By: Gerald Hiestand, Todd Wilson

The Pastor Theologian: Resurrecting an Ancient Wisdom

Zondervan / 2015 / Paperback

In Stock
Stock No: WW516828

Buy Item Our Price$18.99
In Stock
Quantity:
Stock No: WW516828
Zondervan / 2015 / Paperback
Quantity:

Add To Cart
Paypal Buy Now
Add To Wishlist
eBook Our Price$9.99 View Details
Quantity:


Add To Cart

Paypal Buy Now
Wishlist

Product Close-up
This product is not available for expedited shipping.
* This product is available for shipment only to the USA.
Other Formats (2)
Select this Item Product Title/Author Availability Price Quantity
$9.99
In Stock
Our Price$9.99
Add To Cart
Quantity for eBook0
$9.99
$18.99
In Stock
Our Price$18.99
Add To Cart
$18.99

Product Information

Title: The Pastor Theologian: Resurrecting an Ancient Wisdom
By: Gerald Hiestand, Todd Wilson
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 7.17 X 4.71 (inches)
Weight: 6 ounces
ISBN: 031051682X
ISBN-13: 9780310516828
Stock No: WW516828

Publisher's Description

Pastoral ministry today is often ruled by an emphasis on short-sighted goals, pragmatic results, and shallow thinking. Unfortunately, those in the academy tend to have the opposite problem, failing to connect theological study to the pressing issues facing the church today. Contemporary evangelicalism has lost sight of the inherent connection between pastoral leadership and theology. This results in theologically anemic churches, and ecclesial anemic theologies.

Todd Wilson and Gerald Hiestand contend that among a younger generation of evangelical pastors and theologians, there is a growing appreciation for the native connection between theology and pastoral ministry. At the heart of this recovery of a theological vision for ministry is the re-emergence of the role of the "pastor theologian."

The Pastor Theologian presents a taxonomy of the pastor-theologian and shows how individual pastors—given their unique calling and gift-set—can best embody this age-old vocation in the 21st century. They present three models that combine theological study and practical ministry to the church:

The Local Theologian—a pastor theologian who ably services the theological needs of a local congregation.

The Popular Theologian—a pastor theologian who writes theology to a wider lay audience.

The Ecclesial Theologian—a pastor theologian who writes theology to other theologians and scholars.

Raising the banner for the pastor as theologian, this book invites the emerging generation of theologians and pastors to reimagine the pastoral vocation along theological lines, and to identify with one of the above models of the pastor theologian.

Author Bio

Todd A. Wilson (PhD, University of Cambridge) is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, Illinois and the chairman and co-founder of the Center for Pastor Theologians, a ministry dedicated to resourcing pastors engaged in biblical and theological scholarship. He is the author of Galatians: Gospel-Rooted Living and Pastors in the Classics. Todd is married to Katie, his high school sweetheart, and they have seven children, three biological and four adopted from Ethiopia.

 

Ask a Question

Author/Artist Review