My review of Siang-Yang Tan’s “Shepherding God’s People: A Guide to Faithful and Fruitful Pastoral Ministry”.Continue reading ““Shepherding God’s People” (Tan, 2019) Review”
For my class on Trinitarian theology for Northern Seminary, I am reflecting on the ways that introverts are included in the life of the Trinity and the church.Continue reading “Introversion and the Life of the Trinity 2”
My first of three reflections on introversion and Trinitarian theology.Continue reading “Introversion and the Life of the Trinity, part 1”
We all hunger and thirst for something – but have we dulled that sense in our distracted age?Continue reading “Hungering and Thirsting in a Distracted Age”
A reflection on what I read in 2018 and why I won’t be replicating that in the New Year.Continue reading “2019 Reading – Reflections and Paths Forward”
Paul has now thoroughly warned Timothy about the life of the false teachers, going so far as to specifically name two. Now, he turns his sights toward explaining proper Christian life (now that he knows what improper Christian life looks like).
Paul has charged Timothy to hold fast to love in contrast to the leaders who have lost themselves to vain speculation; coached him on the proper use of the Law; and has explained his own view of his ministry. Now, Paul brings this all to sharp focus with specific examples.
In the previous two weeks, Paul has explained the proper charge of the pastor, and the tools needed to be faithful to that charge and has explained the proper use of the Law, which the false teachers do not seem to be grasping. In the next couple of verses, Paul reflects on his own ministry and relationship with Jesus.
Last week, we saw how Paul taught Timothy the proper charge of the leader while describing the dangers of the false teachers rising in Ephesus. This week, Paul explains the proper use of the Law.
In this seminal post of a new series of I-II Timothy, Paul explains the aim of a good pastor in comparison to the useless teaching of those who stray from the Gospel.