The Unnecessary Pastor: Rediscovering the Call

The Unnecessary Pastor: Rediscovering the Call

by Marva Dawn, Eugene Peterson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0802846785

ISBN-13: 9780802846785

Pub. Date: 11/17/1999

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

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

Overview

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-13:
9780802846785
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/17/1999
Pages:
266
Sales rank:
769,373
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction EUGENE H. PETERSON

  1. On Being Unnecessary EUGENE H. PETERSON
  2. Preludes to Rediscovery MARVA J. DAWN
  3. The Call to Be a Living Doxology MARVA J. DAWN
  4. Paul: Finishing Up in Rome EUGENE H. PETERSON
  5. The Call to Triumph over the Principalities and Powers MARVA J. DAWN
  6. Timothy: Taking Over in Ephesus EUGENE H. PETERSON
  7. The Call to Be Formed and Transformed by the Spirit of the Ascended Christ MARVA J. DAWN
  8. Titus: Starting Out in Crete EUGENE H. PETERSON
  9. The Call to Build Community MARVA J. DAWN

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