There is one author whom I have read that made me actually consider the pastoral vocation (though a calling would be necessary): Eugene Peterson. I say this and I have not even read that much, but what I have read and seen has impressed me. This month his memoir will be released (Zondervan.com; Amazon.com). I know many people are excited about this (such as Jeff Garner, Josh Smith and Mark Stevens). This is because, for many, Peterson is the “pastor’s pastor”.
I know there are others whom many consider the “pastor’s pastor”. Some candidates would be Bill Hybels, John Piper, John MacArthur, Rick Warren, T.D. Jakes, or Tim Keller. I am sure there are many others.
Who do you consider to be the “pastor’s pastor”? Who would you say challenges you to be a better pastor if you are already one? If you are not a pastor, who makes you want to be one or who would make you want to be one?
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