Brothers, Be Patient: A Few Thoughts on Pastors and the Writing of Books

I'm thirty-eight. I'm a pastor. I love to write. But in terms of full-length books, I've only written a dissertation (which remains unpublished), a little book entitled How to Pray for Your Pastor, and a recent book, Strong and Courageous: The Character and Calling of Mature Manhood. I've got some other projects in mind, and I hope to … Continue reading Brothers, Be Patient: A Few Thoughts on Pastors and the Writing of Books

Self-Promotion, Pastoral Ministry, and Our Spiritual Condition

Last week I wrote an article on the issue of self-promotion. Today I want to apply a few reflections from last week's article specifically to pastoral ministry. Postcards and Self-Promotion Before I went to seminary I served for nearly five years as a youth pastor. I was fresh out of college with a Bible degree and a desire … Continue reading Self-Promotion, Pastoral Ministry, and Our Spiritual Condition