Category Archives: Called to the Ministry

The Blessings of Being in Seminary

The following message was delivered at New Student Orientation, on August 23, at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC Seminary: A Ministry of Preparation Recently I participated in the ordination of a young man to the Gospel ministry, to pastor a … Continue reading

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Letters to Our Students: The Ground of Your Ministry

I write to encourage you to see that in every class you take at this seminary you are tethering your life to the Biblical and theological rock that will guide you in every area of ministry for the rest of your life. Continue reading

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Save the Date

One blushes at the term “inauguration,” especially in the political season we find ourselves in right now! But that is the term. And we are humbled to share this and ask for Christ’s glory and others’ good as this date approaches. … Continue reading

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Why Young Men Don’t Go into the Ministry

“And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of a Seminary President: Reflections on Ash Wednesday

Introduction to the ReadingYou have heard the old adage, “I must catch up with the others for I am their leader. Well that is the way that I feel. I sat at my desk yesterday and thought, “Well I am … Continue reading

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Now Playing on YouTube

An outreach is now playing on YouTube about the book What God Starts, God Completes.Lord, let the Gospel of Jesus Christ go forward through this medium. Lead a prodigal to hear the voice of another prodigal to boast in the grace of our … Continue reading

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Humble Advice to Pulpit Nominating Committees

Through my ministry, a number of churches have asked my counsel on how they should approach building their pastoral profile as they begin to seek out their pastor. I have the following things to say, and then would like to … Continue reading

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