Pastor and Congregation

Most of the duties of the clergy in Denmark today go back to the time of the Reformation. But many of the responsibilities assumed by the pastor in the past have been taken over by others like teachers, lawyers, journalists, doctors, psychologists and family therapists. What are the most important duties of a Lutheran pastor here in the early 21st century? When old traditions are interpreted and new duties are discussed, it is often against the background of the story of the Reformation and Luther’s thinking on the pastor and congregation.