EndorsementsIt would be hard to imagine a finer assembly of authors to comment on the fragile and vital transition from seminary to congregation. These essays are, without exception, theologically sound, contextually relevant and, above all, both candid and hopeful. This volume deserves a place on the bookshelf of all new leaders in ministry. It is a gem. -David Lose, Luther Seminary
Allan Coles From Midterms to Ministry is the perfect gift for the graduating seminarian about to be ordained to pastoral ministry. Twenty-five women and men, from a broad range of experiences, theological perspectives, and Protestant traditions, write honestly about what they experienced and learned making their own transitions from midterms to ministry. Here is wisdom essential for every beginning pastor, and a refresher that will be helpful to even the most experienced minister about to take up a new call. There is something here for everyone concerned about pastoral ministry in America today. For those interested in the challenges in theological education for parish ministry, Will Willimons contribution alone is worth the purchase of the book! -Fred R. Anderson, Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City
A fine reader for the newly ordained pastor! A rich diversity of authors invites new pastors to find a space for reflection within these pages. The depth of theological insight and autobiographical hindsight on crossing the boundary from seminary life to parish life is long overdue. The essays paint an honest picture of theological education that continues into the first year of ministry and beyond. Helpful questions and perspectives are raised without simply making a long list of all the things I should have learned in seminary. Any new pastor reading this book will be surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses. -David A. Davis, Nassau Presbyterian Church, Princeton, New Jersey
EditorAllan Hugh Cole Jr. is the Nancy Taylor Williamson Associate Professor of Pastoral Care at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, Texas.
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SKU 2635 Subtitle Practical Theologians on Pastoral Beginnings Author/Speaker Allan Hugh Cole, Jr. - Editor ISBN 9780802840028 Translator No Language English Pages 324 Binding Paperback Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Copyright 2008 Edition No Print Date No