The Pastor as a Scholar Q&A

The Gospel Coalition 2009 National Conference


In this 25-minute session, scholars Don Carson, world-renowned New Testament scholar and author, and John Piper, founder of DesiringGod.org, answer specific questions on the topic of the dual roles of pastor and scholar. 



Which point from the discussion did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this discussion? (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 discussion? 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 discussion 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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The role of pastor/scholar is difficult to navigate. As you work in your ministry, dedicate yourself to loving your people and pastoring them well, but doing so with excellent theology based in careful study of God’s Word.



 

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