The Scholar as Frustrated Pastor

The Gospel Coalition 2009 National Conference


In this 65-minute session, Don Carson, world-renowned New Testament scholar and author, and Research Professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, addresses the issue of scholars functioning as pastors. Sharing from both his personal life and experience as well as from clear argumentation, Don offers insight into the melding of these two great roles.



Which of Don's points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? (Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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As you look at your own passion for study, remember both the example and lesson of Don Carson. Seek to faithfully pastor your people and those around you. Allow the ministry of your life to dictate the ebb and flow of your scholarship. 



 

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