There are certain issues that make being a pastor remarkably difficult. They seem easy (easier) when in school, but when we put skin on the issues they become very complex and even frustrating. Relevant in currently doing a series of panel discussions on some of these topics. The panel is as diverse in background as it is in opinion.
Steve Brown – Professor at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Fla., author and host of the nationally syndicated radio show Steve Brown Etc.
Shane Claiborne – Founder of the Simple Way Community, a New Monastic community in Philadelphia, Pa., and author of The Irresistible Revolution and Jesus for President (Zondervan).
Chuck Colson – Founder of Prison Fellowship and BreakPoint, renowned speaker and author of 25 books.
Cindy Jacobs – Co-founder of the prayer ministry Generals International, respected author and speaker.
Brian McLaren – Founding pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church in Spencerville, Md., author and a prominent voice in the Emergent Church movement.
Nancy Ortberg – Writer and speaker; served for eight years as a teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill.
Jim Wallis – Writer, political activist and founder of the Washington, D.C.-based Sojourners, a group dedicated to political awareness.
N.T. Wright – Bishop of Durham, England, and one of the world’s foremost New Testament scholars. His most recent book isSurprised by Hope (Harper).
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