RECOMMENDED: Vanhoozer and Kruger on the Pastor-Scholar (or Vice Versa)

An (Unintentional) Introduction

Within the span of a few days, I ran across two media, one by TEDS‘ very own Kevin Vanhoozer and another by Michael Kruger over at RTS, both addressing this idea of a pastor-scholar (or vice versa).

This topic of pastor as scholar is particularly interesting to me because I originally wanted to go into academia but have since change my plans and now desire to go into pastoral ministry. I suppose my reasons for shifting directions are more complex than I will explain here in this paragraph (see this post for further elaboration). But in short– My reasons for doing so are not that my concern for scholarly or “deep things” has somehow lessened over time or that I value such things to a lesser degree than I once did. Hardly. If anything my concern to become more studied has increased now that I want to be a pastor and feel the weight and breadth of that task. Nor is this because I now have become more of a “people person” (if you know me well, you might laugh at the thought of that) or more pastoral or that I now value pastoral matters more than I once did. Hardly. When I wanted to be a professor, that was what I wanted to do primarily. That is, that’s what I wanted to do to make a living. And I wanted to serve in the church as a lay elder-pastor. Now I just want to be a pastor as my primary “gig.”

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Announcing Table Talk Event: Inerrancy with Kevin Vanhoozer

I’m excited to announce a new series of events that reference librarian, Rebecca Miller, and I will be hosting at Rolfing Memorial Library. They are called Table Talks; and at them we will host cross-table discussions on a variety of currently “hot” biblical, theological, ethical, ministerial, and cultural topics demanding our concern. At each Table Talk, an expert on the given topic will also be present to facilitate discussion

We start off this new series of events with the topic of inerrancy, facilitated by prestigious TEDS professor, Kevin Vanhoozer. Vanhoozer is a contributor in the recently published Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy. He defended the position he titled, “Augustinian Inerrancy: Literary Meaning, Literal Truth, and Literate Interpretation in the Economy of Biblical Discourse.”

We look forward to seeing you there!