church history, pastor, historical, lutheran, ministry, rome
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
The history of the Church, the account of the progress of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the world, with all the many ramifications it presents, the great characters it introduces, and the stirring and dramatic events it portrays, strangely enough does not interest every pastor, as it does not interest every theological student at our Seminary. Some pastors sagely declare that they do not care about the study of church history, what they are interested in is making church history. The latter may be a most laudable ambition, but one wonders whether real, worth-while history can be made by any one who absolutely disregards the experiences and accomplishments of the past.
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Polack, W. G.
"Why Should a Pastor Continue to Study Church History?,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 9, Article 54.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol9/iss1/54