Window of the Church, by Richard Caemmerer

Ministry

Window of the Church, by Richard Caemmerer

Books

The Gospel of God’s Reign, by Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt

Johann Christoph Blumhardt and Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt, father and son, would be obscure German Lutheran pastors if Karl Barth hadn’t been influenced by them. An emphasis on the kingdom of God being present and active in our own times and their acclamation that “Jesus is the victor” distinguished their theology.

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.