Book: The Pastor as Scholar and the Scholar as Pastor

Book: The Pastor as Scholar and the Scholar as Pastor: Reflections on Life and Ministry

Saw this on a discount shelf at Koorong, and thought I’d pick it up. Joint authored by John Piper and Don Carson, this is the story of two gifted academics and church ministers who took quite different paths.

Piper started out as an academic, and ended up pastoring a church for 30 years. Carson sought to be a pastor, but ended up an academic instead. Each author shows how including the skills of the other role is important.

If you’re interested in biographical details of either author, it’s worth a look. It’s a short read, at just over 100 pages.

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