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A pastor-friend wrote me this letter. He’s asking what are the vocational temptations of a pastor. What tempts them the most as a pastor? [We’re not talking here about sexual temptations, etc.] What are the major temptations of a pastor as a pastor? We would love to hear from pastors on this one. One of the most common books I hear about in this regard is Eugene Peterson, Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work
Perhaps you have other recommendations.

Morning Scot,

Hope you’re well (especially after your grandfather-fix over the

If you have time I wonder if you could share with me what you think
the top pastoral temptations are that ministers face vocationally.
It can be very brief …

So I’m asking some people I respect and who have been around the block
more than me.


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