“Hello, my name is Michael. I am in ministry. I am a minister. Yes, a pastor.” 

I am neither a pastor nor the some of a pastor. Nor am I the son of the son of one. Those are both the understatements of the year. Yes, my great, great granddad did become a circuit riding Baptist evangelist and pastor after experiencing a life changing moment just after he shot a man for cheating him in cards(!), but I am not sure if that qualifies. Oh, and yes, I am a pastor . . . but not really.

My love for ministry is great and not so great at the same time. I want to talk

C Michael Patton
C Michael Patton

C. Michael Patton is the primary contributor to the Parchment and Pen/Credo Blog. He has been in ministry for nearly twenty years as a pastor, author, speaker, and blogger. Find him on Patreon Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary (2001), president of Credo House Ministries and Credo Courses, author of Now that I'm a Christian (Crossway, 2014) Increase My Faith (Credo House, 2011), and The Theology Program (Reclaiming the Mind Ministries, 2001-2006), host of Theology Unplugged, and primary blogger here at Parchment and Pen. But, most importantly, husband to a beautiful wife and father to four awesome children. Michael is available for speaking engagements. Join his Patreon and support his ministry

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