Window of the Church, by Richard Caemmerer

Ministry

Window of the Church, by Richard Caemmerer

Books

The Book of Pastoral Rule, by Gregory the Great

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Pope Gregory the Great’s famous treatise, written at the end of the sixth century, presents challenges to and must be adapted for contemporary Protestant clergy. It is a provocative countercultural voice filled with wisdom for a young pastor. 

Books

The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green

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I tried to talk myself out of selecting a young adult book published in 2012. How could John Green possibly be shelved alongside Tillich in the pastor’s study?

Ministry in the 21st century

What is pastoral ministry like these days, and how is it being shaped in new ways? The Century talked to pastors about the challenges and surprises of their early years in ministry.