Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Pastor's Library

I recently read an interesting article about the development of the library that a pastor uses for his study and research for his ministry behind the pulpit at

Along with some excellent tips on how to go about developing such a library and making it truly useful and valuable, the authors also give a list of what they consider to be the 850 most valuable books to have.

All in all, this appears to be a helpful and challenging article for a pastor to read.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Excellent Source Concerning Theological Writers

The Handbook of Evangelical Theologians, ed. by Walter A. Elwell (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1993) provides very helpful summaries of the biography, works, contribution, and overall perspective for each of 33 prominent Evangelical theologians of the twentieth century. Those chosen are representative of various denominations and theological points of view, have had a significant influence on or in the evangelical movement, and have had a major interest in theology. The authors of the articles are well-known, mostly established writers, and are from the same general tradition as the theologian they describe and are very appreciative of his contribution. This work is an excellent place to gain an overview of a prominent Evangelical theologian.