„Serving God in a Time When a Worldview Collapses: The Pastor-Theologian at the Beginning of the Third Millenium“, in: Loving God With One’s Mind. The Pastor-Theologian, FS Wallace Alston, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004, 74-88.
The office of the pastor has always been, and will continue to be, a difficult one. Pastors are expected to proclaim the word of God, the presence of Jesus Christ. They have to witness to the creative power of God, to the pouring of the Holy Spirit. They are to announce the coming reign of God, and they have to promise the forgiveness of sins. Any one of these is a task beyond the capacities of a human person.