July 31, 2015 by Gerald Hiestand
The good people at Christ the Center have just released their latest podcast with hosts Camden Bucey, Jim Cassidy, and myself as a guest.
We spent an hour talking about the calling of the pastor theologian. Camden and Jim are themselves pastor theologians and asked great questions. It was a really fun time. If the topic is of interest to you, I encourage you to check it out.0 Comments
July 14, 2015 by Gerald Hiestand
The November conference is gaining steam; speakers are confirmed, registration is open, and the word is getting out! This video is the one-stop-shop for the gathering, featuring many of the major participants. Please share with anyone you think might be interested; register here.0 Comments
July 13, 2015 by Gerald Hiestand0 Comments
June 23, 2015 by Gerald Hiestand
I’m very pleased to announce that our book, The Pastor Theologian: Resurrecting an Ancient Vision (Zondervan) has been released today.
This book is our best effort to date at conveying the heart of the CPT’s vision for ecclesial theologians and ecclesial theology. We tried to our best to make it punchy and compact (it’s not a big book), while at the same time laying out the main features of our vision.
Would love to hear feedback from any of our CPT readers. And if you resonate with the vision outlined in the book, let me encourage you to register for the first annual CPT Conference. Our theme for this first year will be “The Pastor Theologian: Identities and Possibilities”. Hope to see you there!4 Comments
June 22, 2015 by Gerald Hiestand
In this portion of the interview, Dr. Vanhoozer describes some of the potential payoffs of a strong contingent of pastor theologians. He see signs of progress, but still plenty left to do: “we need people who can bring the mind of Christ to the body of Christ.”0 Comments
June 19, 2015 by Gerald Hiestand
In this portion of the interview, Vanhoozer outlines exactly why pastor theologians are so necessary, not just for their own local congregations, but also for “the broader church, society, and the academy.”0 Comments
June 18, 2015 by Gerald Hiestand
Zondervan recently released an interview with CPT co-founder Todd Wilson on what it means to be a pastor theologian. Todd also explains some of the key contributions the forthcoming book The Pastor Theologian: Resurrecting an Ancient Vision.0 Comments
June 18, 2015 by Gerald Hiestand
In this video Dr. Vanhoozer identifies the dangers attending a bifurcation between theology and pastoral ministry. Without theology, the study of the gospel and its implications for all of life, churches will be less healthy, stunted in their growth, and more distracted by false gospels.0 Comments
June 17, 2015 by Gerald Hiestand
What has led to the separation between theology and church ministry? In this interview, Dr. Vanhoozer addresses the many challenges pastors face: an often overwhelming and varied workload, as well as a culture that “has colonized our imaginations so that there is no room for theology.”0 Comments
June 16, 2015 by Gerald Hiestand
Pastors, seminarians, and theologians have many different conference options. In this interview clip, Kevin Vanhoozer describes one element that makes the CPT conference distinctive: “we’re going to have a very fascinating conversation between groups that aren’t always together: pastors and theologians.” He also names specific contributors and how their expertise will help develop a rich, multi-layered conversation.0 Comments