Outside Gold's Gym in sunny Cali, our beach-buff Spinners await Max Benfer, a friend and pastor of Meadowcroft Church (PCA). As they pump iron, they discuss Max's call to the pastorate, roles, and the challenges of the ordinary pastor. For instance, when you're the pastor, who shepherds the pastor? Like many, Max is still figuring out the balance of his pastoral responsibilities, personal needs, and family time. Max also reveals he's a pastor with a past. If you're a minister, this episode should encourage you in your call. If you're a congregant, it should help you gain perspective on the trying task of shepherding.

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The Blog

Each of our contributors post here regularly, sharing their wit and wisdom on a wide variety of topics.

Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

The time for missional quietude is over...

Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Pastoral falls are tragic but should not be connected too simply to theology, however poor that theology might be.

Posted on Monday, July 20, 2015 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Complementary churches may be giving lip service to the importance of male leadership in the office of pastor and elder, while simultaneously neutering them of their minsterial role.

Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2015 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Does being missional require that we mislead people? 

Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2015 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Is "women's ministry" a helpful term?

Posted on Monday, July 13, 2015 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Sometimes compassion is not polite.

Posted on Monday, July 13, 2015 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Why churches cannot relativize marriage, human identity, and sexual ethics.

Posted on Monday, July 13, 2015 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Who are these gullible women?

Posted on Saturday, July 11, 2015 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Dave Moore makes a wise point about evangelical reactions to gay marriage.  But the situation is perhaps a little more complicated.

Posted on Friday, July 10, 2015 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

What should repentance look like? 

The Contributors

Each of our contributors post here regularly, sharing their wit and wisdom on a wide variety of topics. Read more at each of their individual blogs, listed below.

 


Carl Trueman

Postcards from Palookaville

Pastor and teacher of church history, this anti-celebrity "celebrity” dreams about what might have been, had he played his cards right. See all of Carl’s posts »


Todd Pruitt

1517

Always Texan, once Southern Baptist, now Presbyterian, he exhibits a high regard for BASE jumping, interpretive dance, and puppies. See all of Todd's posts »


Aimee Byrd

Housewife Theologian

Driving her kids all over tarnation, and her husband crazy, this tender-loving, cut-throat theologian packs a punch... or Nunchuck. See all of Aimee's posts »