Patheos Watermark

You are running a very outdated version of Internet Explorer. Patheos and most other websites will not display properly on this version. To better enjoy Patheos and your overall web experience, consider upgrading to the current version of Internet Explorer. Find more information HERE.

Mark D. Roberts

Columnist

The Rev. Dr. Mark D. Roberts is a pastor, author, retreat leader, speaker, and blogger. Since October 2007 he has been the Senior Director and Scholar-in-Residence for Laity Lodge, a multifaceted ministry in the Hill Country of Texas. Before coming to Laity Lodge, he was for sixteen years the Senior Pastor of Irvine Presbyterian Church in Irvine, California (a city in Orange County about forty miles south of Los Angeles). Before his time at Irvine Pres, Mark served on the staff of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood as Associate Pastor of Education. (Thanks to Janel Pahl for taking the photo above.)

Show More »
The Pastor's Workshop

Are You Pure, Upright, and Blameless?

Living it is harder than preaching it. Read More »

The Danger of "Clergyism"

The church will never become what God intends it to be until God's people embrace their high calling as full-time ministers of Christ. Read More »

Pastoring Is Always Personal: Is This Good News or Bad News?

My last installment in the Pastor's Workshop showed that pastoring is always personal. Is this good news for pastors? Or bad news? Read More »

Pastoring is Always Personal

The seventh part of Mark D. Roberts' "Master Class for Pastors" explains how pastoral ministry is much more than professional. Read More »

Nine Stereotypes for Pastors

The sixth installment in a "Master Class for Pastors" considers the expectations that are placed on those in ministry. Read More »

Recent Articles

Are You Pure, Upright, and Blameless?

Living it is harder than preaching it. Read More »

The Danger of "Clergyism"

The church will never become what God intends it to be until God's people embrace their high calling as full-time ministers of Christ. Read More »

Pastoring Is Always Personal: Is This Good News or Bad News?

My last installment in the Pastor's Workshop showed that pastoring is always personal. Is this good news for pastors? Or bad news? Read More »

Pastoring is Always Personal

The seventh part of Mark D. Roberts' "Master Class for Pastors" explains how pastoral ministry is much more than professional. Read More »

CLOSE | X

HIDE | X