This is an excerpt from John Piper’s autobiographical message entitled “The Pastor As Scholar: A Personal Journey.” It was delivered at an event hosted by the Henry Center called “The Pastor As Scholar and the Scholar As Pastor.”
If I am scholarly, it is not in any sense because I try to stay on the cutting edge in the discipline of biblical and theological studies. I am way too slow for that. What scholarly would mean for me is that the greatest Object of knowledge is God and that he has revealed himself authoritatively in a Book. And that I should work with all my might and all my heart and all my soul and all my mind to know him through that Book and to make him known.
This is the goal of every pastor.
The entire manuscript, along with the audio and video versions of the presentation, can be found here.
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