Saturday, August 4, 2007

To be a "pastor who is not willing to enter into the theological world" is an oxymoron, I believe. I feel comforted knowing that I have the president of Southern Theological Seminary on my side. Mohler notes, "Every pastor is called to be a theologian." He adds:

Nevertheless, the health of the church depends upon its pastors functioning as faithful theologians--teaching, preaching, defending, and applying the great doctrines of the faith.
This is why we need men in the pulpits to accurately and convincingly expound the Word of God. We note that in many seminaries today, the credentials of the faculty must not merely be academic, but they also must have pastoral experience. Why not take this same reasoning to the church setting? A pastor must not only have pastoral credentials, but he must also have the academic credentials necessary to expound the Word of God in a way that is theologically sound.

Mohler agrees and writes this excellent article. I'm going to read this article once a month to keep myself in check. READ THE ARTICLE HERE.

3 comments:

Dave said...

Hey Ge-off,
Great link. I 100% agree with Mohler, and would even take it a step further. The responsibility of training these pastors should be done through the teaching of the local church, but as Mohler observed, if the pastors are not theologically based, neither will they be able to train the men under them for ministry. You know this is something I would love to change. We'll chat about this article more. Thanks,

Sean said...

Is that a picture of Benny Hinn?

Geoffrey R. Kirkland said...

Sean,

You're a goofball :=)

Much love bro, enjoy San Diego!

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