The Pastor as a Theologian – Tom Ascol
A seminary professor and a pastor were walking through a cemetery, and as they came upon a grave, the professor said, “Look, there are two men buried in this grave.” When the pastor asked, “How do you know that?” The professor replied, “Because the tombstone reads, ‘Here lies a pastor and a theologian.’” Unfortunately, this dichotomizing mentality pervades the modern evangelical church. However, in the lecture below, Pastor Tom Ascol seeks to correct this thinking and argues for the pastor-theologian model.
Tom Ascol on “The Pastor as a Theologian”
Another helpful resource that addresses this topic is Crossway’s recently published The Pastor as Scholar and the Scholar as Pastor: Reflections on Life and Ministry by John Piper and D. A. Carson.