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September 18, 2015 | Jeremy Bouma
Understand the Bible and God Better with the NIV Zondervan Study Bible
Last month, Zondervan was pleased to release a ground-breaking new study Bible built on the most widely-read English Bible translation, the ...
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September 1, 2015 | Jeremy Bouma
10 Practical Steps for Living as an Ecclesial Theologian
As we begin another seminary school year and restart our church ministries post-summer, I’d like to recommend a vision of pastoral leadershi...
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August 25, 2015 | Jeremy Bouma
Brueggemann, Gaventa, & McKnight Share Stories of Faith and Scholarship
I became a scholar (or teacher, or pastor) because of my professor, Professor x. I imagine it wasn’t difficult to fill in the x. Now imagi...
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August 18, 2015 | ZA Blog
Prepare for Fall - eBook Sale
The store shelves filled with school supplies and dorm wares are a reminder that summer is coming to an end. For professors and pastors thi...
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July 26, 2015 | ZA Blog
Ministry and Mission [Awakening Faith]
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. (John 3:17) Our Lord Jesus Christ appoi...
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July 23, 2015 | ZA Blog
A Taxonomy of the Term - An Excerpt from The Pastor Theologian
In chapter 6 of their recent release The Pastor Theologian, Gerald Hiestand and Todd Wilson take the opportunity to explain the three catego...
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July 21, 2015 | Jeremy Bouma
Which Type of Pastor Theologian Are You: Local, Popular, or Ecclesial?
In their new book Gerald Hiestand and Todd Wilson have identified one of the more important crises of our day: the divorce of the theologian...
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July 19, 2015 | ZA Blog
Rich in Grace [Awakening Faith]
They recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazem...
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July 17, 2015 | ZA Blog
Stewarding Power Well – An Excerpt from The Emotionally Healthy Leader
As Peter Scazzero argues in his recent book The Emotionally Healthy Leader, God has given everyone power and leadership in some area, and he...
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July 14, 2015 | Jeremy Bouma
Nonexistent Pastor Theologians Have Led to Theological-Ecclesial Anemia
The American church is suffering. Pastors are suffering, because they don’t know who they are and what they are supposed to be doing; church...
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July 12, 2015 | ZA Blog
The Pastor’s Prayer [Awakening Faith]
God, whom I serve in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you in my prayers at all times; a...
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July 7, 2015 | Jeremy Bouma
Do You Have the Only Quality that Matters for Healthy Leadership?
In recent months evangelicalism has witnessed a surprising number of resignations by “successful” pastors who appeared to be spiritual He-M...
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July 5, 2015 | ZA Blog
Remember Your Dignity [Awakening Faith]
If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. (1 John 1:6) Dearly beloved, tod...
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June 30, 2015 | Jeremy Bouma
Do You Reflect These 4 Characteristics of an Emotionally Unhealthy Leader?
When you think of an unhealthy leader, who do you picture? What kinds of adjectives would you use to describe them? Angry, controlling, aggr...
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June 28, 2015 | ZA Blog
Unshaken Courage [Awakening Faith]
Therefore, “they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them wit...
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June 26, 2015 | Jeremy Bouma
Professors, Reimagine the Pastorate; Pastors, Don't Bury Your Gift — An Excerpt from "The Pastor Theologian"
“The renewal of the church depends on a renewal of theology,” which “depends on the resurrection of the ancient vision of the pastor as ecc...
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