The Center for Pastor Theologians (CPT) is an evangelical organization dedicated to assisting pastors in the study and written production of biblical and theological scholarship for the ecclesial renewal of theology and the theological renewal of the church. The CPT believes that the contemporary bifurcation between the pastoral calling and theological formation has resulted in the loss of a distinctly ecclesial voice in contemporary theology. It seeks to resurrect this voice.
Led by the conviction that pastors can—indeed must—once again serve as the church’s most important theologians, it is the aim of the CPT to provide a context of theological engagement for those pastors who desire to make ongoing contributions to the wider theological and scholarly community for the renewal of both theology and the church.
Based on annual CPT conferences, the volumes in the Center for Pastor Theologians Series bring together the reflections of church leaders and academic theologians to consider how pastoral ministry and theological scholarship might be reconnected once again. The contributors consider several facets of the theme discussed at each conference, exploring the insights that can be gained from historical examples of pastor theologians as well as the essential truths from Scripture on the topic.