I have to say I am a little disapointed that no one from my congeagtion has posted about what an awesome pastor I am…sigh… 😉 In all seriousness, I am somewhat surprised by the lackluster response to our Eugene Peterson book giveaway. So far we have only 3 entries. As a result we have decided to extend the entry period through until the 23rd February.
All you need to do is write a blog post or leave a comment about a pastor who has had a positive influence on your life. You will need to tell us:
- What it is you appreciate about them?
- What makes them a good minister?
- Anything else you can think of!
- If you blog – please post a link about the giveaway.
Now I understand that some people, myself included, have never had that ‘exceptional’ pastor. Therefore, why don’t you tell us about what you think would make for a good pastor? Just an idea…
The three entries we have so far can be found HERE, HERE & HERE
Finally, can I say, this is far more important than winning a book, it is about celebrating those who week in and week out faithfully serve the gospel vocation. I hear a lot of whining an complaining about bad pastors from bloggers and very little positive stuff about what good, healthy and faithful ministry looks like. So here is our chance to change the story. Even if you’re not interested in the book, I challenge you to tell us about a good pastor or the pastor you wish you had! 🙂
i cant think of anyone. sorry.
hahahahaha – especially after the email you just received from me? :p
I did not know Peterson had written this book. Thanks for the heads up as he is one of my favorite authors. I just placed the Kindle version on pre-order from Amazon.
If I had the time, I’d tell you about my pastor when I was growing up–Robert S. Magee. He was a guiding influence during my most formative years. He baptized me, married me to my wife, and later I served in my first church staff position under his guidance. I still “hear” his voice in my head to this day.
Anyway, I’m very glad to hear about this book. I’ve always wanted to know more about Peterson, the man.
I have a great pastor because he understand the Gospel of Grace and teaches the Gospel of Grace. Also, he is a very down-to-earth guy, ie, real. He is vulnerable in the pulpit. He shares his weaknesses, sorrows and regrets. He has summarized from Titus a view of what makes one a Christian and principles for living as Jesus would have us live.
He is a great friend.
There are about 30 at the church I go to. Hard to pick just one …
@ Gerard – HA! yeah right.
I think of my friend and teacher who taught me to think outside the box and to make it my own. Though that was many years ago, he continues to do that. His example in both word and life have been a great example to me in following Jesus
I posted this blog post on the 12th of January… http://craigbenno1.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/pastors-of-significance/
I also said to Dan from Apprentice 4 Jesus that I would bow out of the draw as I would like to see him win the book…so to be a man of my word…my comment isn’t valid.
Sorry I missed this one Craig! 🙂 That was very kind of you.
What can I say Mark; I am a kind, kind of guy. Humble also 😉
I hope I’m not too late to add my posting on your pastoral column.
I hope I’m not too late to add to this discussion. I’ve added my posting to my blog which is a sports blog, but what are you gonna do right?
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