American Presbyterians have reflected deeply on the nature and calling of the minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. On the Log College Press website you will find William Swan Plumer's Hints and Helps in Pastoral Theology (1874) and Thomas Murphy's Pastoral Theology (1877). A lesser known work is the three-volume Lectures on Pastoral Theology, by Robert James George. This Reformed Presbyterian minister was the Professor of Theology and Church History in the Covenanter Seminary in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, from 1892-1910. His Lectures covered the character and services of a pastor (Volume 1), the pastor and the congregation, the pastor and the church courts (Volume 2), the pastor and the kingdom, and the pastor and the world (Volume 3), as well as additional material in Volume 3 concerning the distinctives of ministry in the Reformed Presbyterian Church. Any pastor will benefit from George's meditations upon the work of the minister.