Pastor-Theologian: Walking Tightrope between scripture and contemporary situation

“Seminary faculties need the courage to be evangelically Protestant for the sake of forming theological interpreters of Scripture able to preach and minister the word. The preacher is a “man on a wire,” whose sermons must walk the tightrope between Scripture and the contemporary situation. I believe that we should preparing our best students for this gospel ministry. The pastor-theologian, I submit, should be evangelicalism’s default public intellectual, with preaching the preferred public mode of theological interpretation of Scripture."  Taken from Kevin Vanhoozer’s paper on “Systematic Theology: The State of the Evangelical (Dis)union" delivered at Gordon-Conwell. Cited from Evangelion blogpost.

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