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Pastoral Education: March 2017 — Pastors in the public square

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  1. Avatar Jon Niederbrach says:

    Replace the word “pastor” and “student” in the excellent article above with the word “Christian” and you have a Scripturally-sound, God-pleasing, Spirit-filled discipleship model that will yield a great harvest according to His good will. To wit:

    “Christian formation must immerse the Christian in an in-depth understanding of the Holy Scriptures, equip the Christian with a confessional and apologetic understanding of the biblical categories of doctrine and practice, train the Christian with reason and rhetoric to shape and form him in wisdom and understanding, and teach human history and contemporary thought for the Christian to understand man, past and present.”

    This is a call to LCMS churches (laity and clergy together) to energetically, unfailingly equip the priesthood of all believers to “always be prepared” in a culture that has little to no frame of reference to Jesus anymore! Give someone a reason to “ask you about the hope that is in you”, whether you are a pastor or not!

  2. Avatar Susan Stonell says:

    “Christian formation must immerse the Christian in an in-depth understanding of the Holy Scriptures, equip the Christian with a confessional and apologetic understanding of the biblical categories of doctrine and practice, train the Christian with reason and rhetoric to shape and form him in wisdom and understanding, and teach human history and contemporary thought for the Christian to understand man, past and present.”

    What are we to do after we’ve learned all we can from books, blogs, podcasts? We’re begging our Pastors to equip us (the laity) in these ways… It seems many are not able to do so.