In this book, Piper pleads with his fellow pastors to abandon the
secularization of the pastorate and pursue the prophetic call of the
Bible for radical ministry. He explains that pastors are being weakened
by adopting a professional mentality, when they should be striving for
prophetic and passionate ministry.
"The Holy Stump"
The holy is found in unlikely places. In this lecture, Eugene
Peterson makes the connection between the holy and the abundant life
through Isaiah's vision (Isaiah 6). Peterson outlines four traits
normative to the holy life: the abolition of self-sufficiency, the
acceptance of forgiveness, God's invitation to service, and the human
response. He then explicates a fifth aspect in many experiences of the
holy - the holy stump - and concludes responding to audience questions.