Jeremy Walker posted an interview today over at his site with Derek Thomas and Carl Trueman, two “Brits” currently living and ministering here in the States. I would encourage you to take a drive over there and read it. Lots of great advice from their experience in both the seminary and pastoral contexts. I agree strongly with most of it, excepting their move from being Baptists to Presbyterians. Look for the following:
- The importance of the intersection between the academy and local church ministry, and the need for those who teach to immerse themselves in real church ministry;
- Their opinions about the younger reformed movement, and its view of the local church and personal holiness;
- Some great advice for maintaining a long-term pastoral ministry;
- A clear declaration that culture is not neutral–you don’t see that too often these days.