The Pastor: A Spirituality

Fortress Press, 2006 - 141 sidor
Renowned liturgical theologian Gordon Lathrop has composed a rich, meditative, and explicitly ecumenical spirituality for working pastors ? whatever and wherever they are called: preachers, priests, elders, ministers, seminarians.In Part One Lathrop urges pastors to become lifelong students of the Lord's Prayer, the Apostle's Creed, and the Commandments, continually inhabiting the questions, reversals and paradoxes of Christian life.In Part Two he elaborates on the pastor's chief activities ? presiding at the holy table, preaching, collecting for the poor ? "as the center and focus for pastoral identity and spirituality." Lathrop invites pastors to recenter their busy lives on God and fuel their ministry through prayer.

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Learning the Tasks by Heart
The Pastor in Preaching Word
The Pastor in Table Serving Sacraments
The Pastor in Remembering the Poor Diakonia
Living from the Liturgy A Little Catechism for the Pastor
The Pastor in Daily Living The Commandments
The Pastor in Dying Baptism the Supper the Keys
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Sida 17 - God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong, God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.
Sida 10 - When I came to you, brethren, I did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God in lofty words or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
Sida 16 - Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.
Sida 9 - You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all.
Sida 10 - I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
Sida 14 - A Christian is a perfectly free lord of all, subject to none. A Christian is a perfectly dutiful servant of all, subject to all.

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