Why Matthew is the Best Book in the Bible

Nate PickowiczChristianity, Series: Best Book in the Bible0 Comments

here is no greater aspiration for the Christian believer than to know the Lord Jesus Christ. Not only is He our Savior, but He is our God and King. And while all of Scripture points to Christ, it is the Gospels that give us the most complete biographical accounts of His life on earth. Because of its focus on the rich teaching ministry of Jesus, for many, Matthew is the best book in the Bible. Main theme: Jesus Christ: Messiah & King Favorite verses: “For all these things the Gentiles eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.” … Read More

Book Review: The Pastor as Public Theologian

Nate PickowiczBook Reviews, Christianity1 Comment

remember getting into a theological discussion with a pastor one time, and at the end of our kerfuffle, he looked at me and asked, “If you had the choice, would you rather pastor a church or teach in a seminary?” I’ll never forget his puzzled look when I responded, “Pastor a church.” Because of my intrigue with theological discourse, he simply assumed that standing in front of a group of budding seminarians would best suit me, and couldn’t fathom why I would want to do the messy, non-glamorous work of pastoral ministry. For many today, the general assumption is that brainy, theologically-minded scholars belong in the academy, while rugged, servant-oriented pastors belong in the churches. However, this distinction is a … Read More