Thursday, 7 December 2017

The Preacher, The Pastor and the Theologian.


The Preacher, The Pastor and the Theologian.

You can be an excellent theologian but a poor preacher.  You cannot be an excellent preacher but a poor theologian. You can be an excellent theologian but a poor pastor.  You cannot be an excellent pastor but a poor theologian.


Both preaching and pastoring are nurtured and developed by a thorough acquaintance with God’s word and an awareness of confessional theology. Sadly, when we focus on producing so-called popular preachers or practical shepherds, to the neglect of foundational theological and biblical knowledge, what we produce is a caricature of both true preaching and faithful pastoring.