Pastoral ministry can pose many riddles for the pastor. But in this episode, I’d like to pose one ABOUT the pastor.

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Notes and resources relevant to this episode:

“He keeps using that word. I’m not sure it means what he thinks it means.” Yes I do. I know that John Piper says we are “not” professionals. I purposely push back against such overly black and white statements. In a real sense, pastoral ministry is a profession.

Though it was marvelously fun, my career as a trumpet player was short lived. Truth demands that I tell you that I was a terrible fourth trumpet. I was very kindly not invited back for the following season.

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Intro: “All My Favorite People” / Lyrics
Outro: “Called Home” / Lyrics

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