TLC Podcast – Ministry of Pastoral Theology of a Non-Anxious Presence

+Philip Jones

Rev. Allen Hughes discusses ministry of pastoral theology of a non-anxious presence with Rev. Caleb Miller from Immanuel Anglican Church, Destin, FL.

Scriptural resources:
Theologically, a non-anxious presence is grounded upon ADOPTION.  As a Pauline word used to summarize the fullness of salvation, adoption is a new ontological reality for a believer in Jesus.  Romans 8:22ff; Galatians 4:4-7; Ephesians 1:3-6

Practically, a non-anxious presence is grounded upon CALLING. Vocationally and positionally, the pastor has been selected and set apart by God for His service and for His glory.  John 15:16,17; Isaiah 6; Jeremiah 1; Acts 9:1-19

Pastorally, a non-anxious presence is developed through the practice of SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES as modeled by Jesus and found in Scripture.  Matthew 6:1-24, 11:25-30; 1 Timothy 4:11-13; Hebrews 10:24-25; Acts 2:42; Galatians 5:22,23…

A Failure of Nerve by Edwin Friedman –
Extraordinary Leadership by Roberta Gilbert –
Differentiation of Self, edited by Peter Titelman –

+Philip Jones is the Lead Bishop of the Anglican Mission in America and also serves as Rector of All Saints Dallas. Philip was born and raised in Dallas. He practiced law in Waco, Texas for seven years before he was called to the ministry. He has led churches in Marshall and El Paso, Texas and St. Andrew’s Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. His wife, Claudia Clinton Jones, is from Burnet, Texas. They have seven children and thirteen grandchildren.