Pastoring like a Theologian: Five Lessons from the Life of Martin Luther

Pastoring like a Theologian: Five Lessons from the Life of Martin Luther

It may be cause for rejoicing that someone who regularly calls his opponents ‘swineherds’ or the ‘ass to cap all asses’ (and those are some of his politer idioms) is not typically analyzed as a pastor. Martin Luther is remembered primarily for his larger than life persona, which aided his posting of the Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg and his ensuing tête-à-tête with the Pope. In fact, much of the popular media concerning last year’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation re-enforced this view of Luther as rebel prophet, persecuted saint, and defender of the gospel of grace.


"Let There Be (Song of Creation)" – A worship resource from the Center For Pastor Theologians

"Let There Be (Song of Creation)" – A worship resource from the Center For Pastor Theologians

The CPT has commissioned multiple worship pastors to write worship music that teach and celebrate the historic Christian doctrine of creation. The second of these songs was written by Josh Caterer, worship pastor at Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, IL. We are proud of the work that Josh has done in writing and recording this song, and we are excited to be able to share this resource with you.


Gen Z and the Challenge of Discipleship: Retrieving the Doctrine of Creation

Gen Z and the Challenge of Discipleship: Retrieving the Doctrine of Creation

In January of this year, the Barna Group and the Impact 360 Institute presented the results of a deep and exhaustive look at the population that has been coined “Gen Z,” the generation born between 1999 and 2015.[1] The summary of their research, while perhaps not completely surprising to parents, youth pastors and leaders, and those who regularly engage with youth culture, is notable for the picture it presents about the beliefs that are at the center of this generation’s identity. 


No One Says Much | A Holy Saturday Reflection

No One Says Much | A Holy Saturday Reflection

Looking out the window, I see the dark outline of the temple slowly emerge against the pale light of the eastern sky. Some of the women are stirring and I suppose they are leaving for the tomb. The remaining torch casts a flickering shadow against the far wall and the noises of soft groaning and steady rocking are the only sounds that disturb the dark silence.  I have not slept this night, nor have most of the others.


"You Are Good (Creation Song)" – A worship resource from the Center For Pastor Theologians

"You Are Good (Creation Song)" – A worship resource from the Center For Pastor Theologians

The CPT has commissioned multiple worship pastors to write worship music that teach and celebrate the historic Christian doctrine of creation. The first of these songs was written by Caleb Widmer, a worship pastor from Oak Creek, WI. We are very proud of the work that Caleb has done, and we are excited to be able to share this resource with you.