Tag Archives: pastoral ministry

I am the Living Legacy of My Fathers in the Faith

Two of my old seminary professors are sick; quite sick, apparently. I am thinking of their influence in my life. I first learned to read from the original New Testament text from one of them. I first learned to think … Continue reading

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Discerning God’s Call for Your Life

One of my favorite stories about calling comes from south Louisiana. A Pentecostal preacher was having some chest pains and was rushed to the hospital. It was quickly determined by the medical personnel that he needed open-heart surgery. So they … Continue reading

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Saving our Messes for after the Holidays

It is the Friday side of a week of counseling. I have to admit I am a bit tired. It is the first week after a New Year. As most pastors will tell you, this is a time when people … Continue reading

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Mrs in Ministry Session Two

Last night we enjoyed our second Mrs. in Ministry session on “The Pastor’s Wife and her Role with the Church.” An outline of our evening is given below. After beginning with the song, Follow Your Call, and calling us to … Continue reading

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Fragments of Flowers for a Life of Ministry

TO THE CHOIRMASTER: ACCORDING TO THE GITTITH. A PSALM OF THE SONS OF KORAH. “How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing … Continue reading

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“I Will Stand by the Door” Pastoral Ministry and Shaking Hands

In this political season we are in, I have been watching the news on television and seeing a lot of hand shaking. As I watched, the other day, I thought of a particular moment in my ministry. It happened as … Continue reading

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A Vision for our Seminary

A seminary literally means a “seedbed.” RTS Charlotte is a seedbed for Gospel preachers and other Christian works who are called by God and come to sit under godly pastor-teacher. Our goal is that they leave with a mind for truth … Continue reading

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