2014-05-23

Letters to a Young Pastor

By Calvin Miller  


Calvin Miller has long been one of the most creative voices in the church. As a best-selling author and poet he has enabled believers to flourish. As a pastor and educator he has equipped countless thousands to know and serve God more fully. And he’s got the battle scars to prove it.

Having survived these tumultuous decades, Dr. Miller now shares his well-earned wisdom with the next generation of pastors—including you, or someone you know.

Miller acknowledges much has changed over his years of ministry, as we’ve moved from switchboards to smartphones and from big-haired evangelists to cigar-smoking emergents. But two truths remain the same: God is love and people are broken. In this honest, engaging, and humorous collection of letters, he encourages you to fight the good fight, stay the course, and keep your eye on the Author and Finisher of the faith … to serve well every Sunday so you’ll never feel the urge to resign on Monday.

About the Author

Calvin Miller was pastor of Westside Church, Omaha, Nebraska, for twenty-five years. After teaching seven years at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he joined the faculty of Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama, where he was Research Professor and distinguished Writer in Residence. He is the author of more than forty books.

Calvin Miller passed on to be with his Lord August 19, 2012. He spent a great deal of his life writing love letters to his Lord Jesus. He is now with him.

Miller is witty, practical, and speaks with an authority that comes from long experience. I liked his defense of denominations, although this is probably a minority viewpoint, given the growing popularity of independent churches.

I recommend this video to young pastors and young leaders as well: A New Breed of Leader:
http://nwp.link/NewBreedLeaders