Eugene Peterson on Pastoring: Vocation, Not Job

I’m reading through Eugene Peterson’s pastoral memoir, The Pastor (HarperOne, 2011). He offers some great insights and scriptural reflections on the work of the pastorate throughout the text. I don’t agree with some of Peterson’s theology, to be sure, but I have found myself resonating deeply with his conception of the Christian pastor–and work more broadly. [Read More...]

The Church Is Hungry for Teaching on Vocation

Just had an interview published at the Gospel Coalition that I did with Gabe Lyons, a leading thinker on how to infuse Christian work with meaning and purpose.  Gabe leads Q, a Christian cultural think-tank of sorts that is holding its annual conference in Washington, D. C. tomorrow through Thursday. Here’s a slice: With Q [Read More...]

What’s More Valuable: Putting in Time or Preaching the Truth? Kingdom Considerations

The answer to the above question must be carefully qualified, in my humble opinion. Both pursuits, offered out of a redeemed heart, are honoring to God. God has given His creation and His people the opportunity to labor for His glory (1 Co. 10:31). As with all things that we do, we have the opportunity [Read More...]


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