Recently I’ve read through The Pastor, Peterson’s memoir. Towards the end of this self-reflective work, Peterson gives a remarkable description of church in America. I’m not championing everything Peterson wrote, said, preached, or stood for. However, his writing has struck a chord with me – a regular pastor.
Landon talks to the Bishop of Greenwood, aka Zach Crook, pastor of Greenwood Baptist Church. Together they kick around advice for a first time pastor.
Any student of the Bible knows the treasure of doctrine that is found on the pages of Paul’s letter to the church in Rome. However, Romans also contains a remarkable amount of personal correspondence. While our theological formulations may come from the doctrinal portions of the book, Paul’s personal correspondence offers a beautiful description of Christian ministry.
Landon talks to Corey “Les” Speer and Hunter “Collarbone” Siegler about Vacation Bible School … the good, the bad, and the ugly!
The landscape of evangelicalism in 2018 seems to be dominated by megachurches. This is in large part a result of social media, national conferences, and multi-campus churches. The largest churches in the country, along with their celebrity pastors, are constantly celebrated and championed in the United States.
Landon talks to Hunter “Big Cat” Seigler and Les “Birthday Boy” Speer about the question, “How big should your church be?”
Recently I worked through Louis Berkhof’s Systematic Theology. The book is a helpful mix of historical and systematic theology, with much practical application for those engaged in pastoral ministry. One section that I found particularly helpful was Berkhof’s chapter on conversion, which is essentially a chapter about repentance.
Landon talks to Corey “Les” Speer, Siri, and Hunter Seigler (aka, Joseph husband of Mary) about whether or not pastors are responsible for “feeding” their people.
Landon talks to Stephen Stroope, aka “Stroope Dog,” about disappointment in ministry, and Stroope makes a major announcement on the podcast!