Episode 134: The Pastor and Spiritual Discernment

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Tim Challies joins me for a discussion on the pastor and spiritual discernment. Tim is an elder at Grace Fellowship Church in Toronto, Ontario, and he is also co-founder of Cruciform Press. 

Guest(s): Tim Challies


Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • A brief discussion on Tim’s ministry at Grace Fellowship and Cruciform Press
  • A brief discussion on Tim’s blog ministry
  • A brief discussion on Tim’s book The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment
  • Why spiritual discernment became an area of focus for Tim
  • The growth of the spiritual discernment movement
  • The one-sidedness of some spiritual discernment gurus
  • How getting to know oneself and one’s audience helps with spiritual discernment
  • The significance of spiritual discernment for the pastor
  • The role of preaching in the formation of spiritual discernment


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