PhD Pastors?May 18, 2010
I’ve sometimes pondered doing a PhD. My question has been: would my pastoral ministry be significantly enhanced if I endured the rigour of postgraduate study?
On this very topic, John Piper has recently shared his views. Piper was asked: “Having been through PhD studies, would you recommend other pastors pursue this course of education?” His answer: “If you’re already a pastor, I wouldn’t get a PhD! Its a lot of work and the pay-off is very small.”