Ezekiel’s Easter vision comes to fruition in the death of death in the death of Christ.
Becoming a Pastor Theologian: New Possibilities for Church Leadership represents a growing shift in pastoral studies. The editors, Todd Wilson and Gerald Hiestand, note that there is very little biblical scholarship coming from the church itself. Rather, a lot of pastors are left reading other people’s work, and that work is not necessarily aimed for the church. This volume comes as an effort to address that issue. With contributions from a wide array of authors, each shows us how to be a pastoral-theologian: to do the work of shepherding a flock, and creating biblical scholarship for that flock.
The breadth of the picture of the Gospel that we see in Ruth is breathtaking, and helps us to more fully see the picture of Christ that Boaz provides. While I already covered some of this picture last week, there is still more to see.