Book Review – The Pastor as Public Theologian by Kevin Vanhoozer and Owen Strachan

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About the Authors (From Baker Publishing)

Wheaton College Bible Department Professors- Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer September 3, 2009 © Michael Hudson, All Rights Reserved
Wheaton College Bible Department Professors- Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer
September 3, 2009
© Michael Hudson, All Rights Reserved

Kevin J. Vanhoozer (PhD, University of Cambridge), one of the leading evangelical theologians in the world, is research professor of systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He previously taught at Wheaton College and the University of Edinburgh. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Everyday Theology, The Drama of Doctrine, Is There a Meaning in This Text?, and the award-winning Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible.


strachanOwen Strachan (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is associate professor of Christian theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri, and is a Fellow with the Center for Pastor Theologians. He is the coauthor of The Essential Edwards Collection and the author of Risky Gospel.

4 thoughts on “Book Review – The Pastor as Public Theologian by Kevin Vanhoozer and Owen Strachan

  1. Wes Allstott

    This looks like it could be a very helpful text. Thanks for the review.

  2. Zach Truitt

    I am a pastor and I always hear this from other pastors. The thing is, nothing stops us from being theologians except for fear. Fear that the numbers will start to fall.Numbers = attendance & money. The thing is, some of the best pastor theologians don’t come across as such because they have an uncanny ability to make sense of difficult theological issues by communicating in plain English. The best pastor theologians aren’t the John MacArthurs of the world but the John Pipers. Those who teach deep theology without anyone knowing all the better. This is what we need more of. Not more pastors showing off their vocabulary and knowledge of dead languages. Be a scholar. Certainly. But talk like a normal person.

  3. Zach, I agree with you. The important thing is for pastors to communicate what God has done in Christ to the people. How this is done depends in large part on the demographic in your congregation. We must communicate these treasured truths, but do so in their language.

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