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About the Author: John Piper

John Piper is founder and teacher of and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, he served as senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied at Wheaton College, Fuller Theological Seminary (B.D.), and the University of Munich (D.theol.). For six years, he taught Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and in 1980 accepted the call to serve as pastor at Bethlehem.

John is the author of more than 50 books and more than 30 years of his preaching and teaching is available free at John and his wife, Noel, have four sons, one daughter, and twelve grandchildren.

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Reflections on Life and Ministry by

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Paperback, Published in May 2011 by Inter-Varsity Press

ISBN10: 1844745414 | ISBN13: 9781844745418

Page count: 124

What will our scholarship and pastoral ministry be like if we are hearts without heads or heads without hearts?

A valuable insider perspective from two men who have been acclaimed for their sharp thinking and warm pastoral hearts.

This book looks at the relationship between scholarship and pastoral ministry. John Piper centres on the importance of scholarship and academic pursuits in his role as pastor. Carson, conversely, focuses on the importance of pastoral ministry in his career as a scholar.

An interesting blend of testimony, insight and teaching, this book challenges those in ministry to think carefully and holistically about their calling. An introduction by Owen Strachan and a conclusion by David Mathis provide context and application.

This book is a revised and expanded version of messages originally given following the 2009 Gospel Coalition conference.

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