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pastor

1. a clergyman or priest in charge of a congregation
2. a person who exercises spiritual guidance over a number of people
3. a S Asian starling, Sturnus roseus, having glossy black head and wings and a pale pink body
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this you?"--calls up her husband; and the good pastor of Amherstberg is welcomed.
Now, if the truth must be told, the honest pastor had arranged a little programme, according to which this affair was to develop itself; and, on the way up, all had very cautiously and prudently exhorted each other not to let things out, except according to previous arrangement.
In fact, it was a troublesome matter to do up exactly in proper order; but the good pastor, at last, succeeded in getting everybody quiet, and delivering the speech with which he had intended to open the exercises; and in which, at last, he succeeded so well, that his whole audience were sobbing about him in a manner that ought to satisfy any orator, ancient or modern.
"The time had been when a word from my old pastor would have put me in the right way again.
"I'll not lose sight of my best pupil yet," said I, "though she were born of beggars and lodged in a cellar; for the rest, it is absurd to make a bugbear of her origin to me--I happen to know that she was a Swiss pastor's daughter, neither more nor less; and, as to her narrow means, I care nothing for the poverty of her purse so long as her heart overflows with affluence."
Ill-health and the wretched state of instruction at the university made his residence there, according to his own exaggerated account, largely unprofitable, but he remained for little more than a year; for, continuing the reading of theological works, in which he had become interested as a child, he was converted to Catholicism, and was hurried by his father to the care of a Protestant pastor in Lausanne, Switzerland.
For all that, I am about to argue with you, my dear pastor, for I am speaking before sensible men, each of whom is accustomed always to bring his individual light to a common search for the truth.
Under the guidance of her Christian pastors, she entertained herself, besides, with such humane achievements as sentencing a youth to have his hands cut off, his tongue torn out with pincers, and his body burned alive, because he had not kneeled down in the rain to do honour to a dirty procession of monks which passed within his view, at a distance of some fifty or sixty yards.
"It certainly was little less than sacrilege," replied Grandfather; "but the time was coming when even the churches, where hallowed pastors had long preached the word of God, were to be torn down or desecrated by the British troops.
For years, Welch, executive director of the Texas Pastor Council, has worked to pass a bill that would ban local policies that ensured transgender individuals' right to use restrooms in public schools and government buildings that match their gender identity.
DUBAI: A pastor in Zimbabwe was eaten by crocodiles Saturday while trying to demonstrate to his congregation that he could walk on water.
Two books published in the summer of 2015 offer the same answer to the question, what are pastors? Theological professors Kevin Vanhoozer and Owen Strachan in The Pastor as Public Theologian: Reclaiming a Lost Vision, and pastors Gerald Hiestand and Todd Wilson in The Pastor-Theologian: Resurrecting an Ancient Vision contend pastors will find their identity as theologians.