Four Ministries, One Jesus: Exploring Your Vocation With the Four Gospels
: What it means to be called into ministry for the "one Jesus" of the New Testament Richard Burridge's Four Gospels, One Jesus? has long been a popular introduction to the New Testament gospels. In this book...
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What it means to be called into ministry for the "one Jesus" of the New Testament
Richard Burridge's Four Gospels, One Jesus? has long been a popular introduction to the New Testament gospels. In this book Burridge looks specifically at pastoral ministry through the lens of each gospel. The book's four major parts are MATTHEW-Teaching Good News, LUKE-Pastoral Care, MARK-Suffering the Way of the Cross, and JOHN-Praying the Divine Life.
Combining the skills of a leading biblical scholar with the wisdom derived from years of pastoral experience, Burridge invites readers to consider such questions as how to extend pastoral care to people both outside and inside Christian community, how to take care of oneself and one's family, and how to stay attuned to the Spirit by cultivating a fresh and vigorous life of prayer.
Full of practical advice on developing and maintaining the skills needed for ministry today, Four Ministries, One Jesus will be a vital resource for anyone who is called to Christian ministry.
Revd. Dr. Richard A. Burridge has been Dean of King's College London since 1993; He was originally a classicist and schoolmaster before being ordained in 1985. He has written several books on Jesus and the Gospels (notably What are the Gospels? A Comparison with Graeco-Roman Biography(1992); Four Gospels - One Jesus?(1994); Imitating Jesus: An Inclusive Approach to New Testament Ethics; Jesus: Now and Then and The Gospel of John (People's Bible Commentary). Christian responses to contemporary film and fiction are found in Faith Odyssey( 2001).
Dr Burridge is a member of the Church of England's General Synod and chaired the Education Validation Panel for ordination training and theological education from 1997-2004; he also takes study days for clergy and lay people across England. He is the chair of the Christian Evidence Society. He has acted as a writer and Consultant to the Millennium Dome at Greenwich and for the National Gallery, London and appears regularly on national TV and radio