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The Crucifixion of Ministry

Surrendering Our Ambitions to the Service of Christ
  • By Andrew Purves
Surrendering Our Ambitions to the Service of Christ
  • By Andrew Purves
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As a pastor, do you ever get the feeling that no matter what you try, nothing much seems to change? That is because the ministries themselves are not redemptive--they are not up to you. Only Jesus' ministry is redemptive. Jesus has to "show up." Theologian Andrew Purves explores at the deepest level the true and essential nature of Christian ministry. He says that the attempt to be an effective minister is a major problem. Ministers are "in the way." He radically claims that ministries need to be crucified. They need to be killed off so that Christ can make them live. Rooting church service in Christ's own continuing ministry, Purves provides a vision for students and practicing clergy to reclaim the vital connection between Christ and participation in his ministry today, even if it means letting Christ put to death the ministries to which pastors cling so closely. A radical appraisal for a critical malady affecting the life of the Christian church written in plain, down-to-earth language.

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As a pastor, do you ever get the feeling that no matter what you try, nothing much seems to change? That is because the ministries themselves are not redemptive--they are not up to you. Only Jesus' ministry is redemptive. Jesus has to "show up." Theologian Andrew Purves explores at the deepest level the true and essential nature of Christian ministry. He says that the attempt to be an effective minister is a major problem. Ministers are "in the way." He radically claims that ministries need to be crucified. They need to be killed off so that Christ can make them live. Rooting church service in Christ's own continuing ministry, Purves provides a vision for students and practicing clergy to reclaim the vital connection between Christ and participation in his ministry today, even if it means letting Christ put to death the ministries to which pastors cling so closely. A radical appraisal for a critical malady affecting the life of the Christian church written in plain, down-to-earth language.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780830834396
    • Manufacturer: Inter Varsity Pr
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780830834396
    • Publication Date: 09/01/2007
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Andrew Purves
    • Page Count: 152
    • Width: 5.55 inches
    • Height: 0.44 inches
    • Length: 8.32 inches
    • Weight: 0.44 pounds
    • SKU: 9780830878581
    • Manufacturer: Inter Varsity Pr
    • Author: Andrew Purves
    • ISBN 13: 9780830878581
    • Publication Date: 09/01/2007
    • Format: Electronic Media
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