Take Courage: Essays in Honor of Harold L. Senkbeil

Take Courage: Essays in Honor of Harold L. Senkbeil

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Take Courage is a collection of essays, written by pastors and professors, about the care and cure of souls in the 21st century. As spiritual physicians, pastors are called to diagnose and treat all those suffering with the disease of sin. This noble task requires much from these undershepherds who are placed over Christ's flock. Yet the Good Shepherd himself has provided the effective tools of this healing art: the life-giving word and sacraments. Pastors, then, specialize in applying the medicine of forgiveness and bringing comfort to broken consciences. Collectively, these essays teach and expound upon this theme.

This helpful book honors the 45 years of faithful service given by one such undershepherd, Harold L. Senkbeil. As a pastor, seminary professor, author, speaker, husband, father, and the executive director of DOXOLOGY, Senkbeil has consistently provided competent treatment for both laity and pastors by distributing the forgiveness won by Jesus on the cross.

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About the Author

Timothy J. Pauls (B.A. Concordia College, Portland; M.Div., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis) serves as pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Boise, Idaho. Predominantly a writer of resources for laity, his work has appeared in Logia; Concordia Theological Quarterly; and Seelsorger: A Journal for the Contemporary Care of Souls. He is a Collegium Fellow for Doxology: the Lutheran Center for Spiritual Care and Counsel. He and his wife, Teresa, have two sons.