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A Pastoral Rule for Today: Reviving an Ancient Practice

A Pastoral Rule for Today: Reviving an Ancient Practice

by Joseph D Small, John P Burgess and Jerry Andrews

The pastoral office has always been a difficult calling. Today, the pastor is often asked to fulfill multiple roles: preacher, teacher, therapist, administrator, CEO. How can pastors thrive amid such demands? What is needed is a contemporary pastoral rule: a pattern for ministry that both encourages pastors and enables them to focus on what… Read more…

Flawed Church, Faithful God: A Reformed Ecclesiology for the Real World

Flawed Church, Faithful God: A Reformed Ecclesiology for the Real World

by Joseph D Small and Craig Dykstra

How can we reconcile the ideal church described by theology with the broken church that we see in the world? In this book Joseph Small argues that the church’s true identity is known somewhere in the tension between the two. Small revisits familiar ecclesiological concepts—people of God, the body of Christ, the communion of the Holy Spirit&m… Read more…