Reading is essential to pastoral ministry. To the pastor, reading is the door, and texts are the workmen through which the furniture of ideas enters the mind and organizes a pastor’s ministry. This article explains the reasons for reading and the categories that can be used to structure the pastor's reading.
By providing the Bible as the covenant book, God demonstrates the significance of reading in the covenant union. Reading is crucial in our present age.
Reading is crucial to the Christian life. This article gives the foundation needed to encourage one another to read.
God wants and expects you to read. Have you ever thought about that? This article shows that reading, especially reading good books, is part of the Christian life. Why? God desires it, your growth and holiness require it, and it is a way of setting an example to your children. God gave us the Bible, and therefore Bible reading is the starting point.
What is the work of the pastor? This article maintains that a fundamental aspect of the work of the minister is teaching doctrine (1 Timothy 4:13). The author describes what it means to teach doctrine and what this teaching should look like. In order to fulfill this task, the pastor must also value reading.
How should we approach reading the Bible, Bibly study, and devotions? What attitude should we have? Believing that the Bible is God's inspired word will create an attitude of awe. Christians should view God's word as governing every aspect of their life. The author looks at this awe from Psalm 119:161.