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Albert Mohler on Calling

Albert Mohler on Calling

• July 5, 2012 • Comments (0)

Dr. Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky (where I am currently studying) has a new blog post on calling, which resonates with many things we’ve said here on the same topic. An excerpt: Charles Spurgeon identified the first sign of God’s call to the ministry as “an intense, all-absorbing desire […]

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Thinking of Seminary?

Thinking of Seminary?

• August 17, 2009 • Comments (0)

During the summer, some folks are finalizing plan to begin seminary in the Fall. Whether you’re on your way, or thinking about it, here’s a summary of our series on calling to ministry. Make Sure You’re Supposed to Be Here Part One Part Two Part Three Sounding the Call Part Four The Calling to Ministry […]

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Is "Calling" a Biblical Idea?

Is "Calling" a Biblical Idea?

• June 2, 2008 • Comments (10)

A few days ago, I got a great question in the comments on a post I’d written on calling to ministry. It’s a topic http://cheapcialiswww.com/cialis10.html on which I have well-formed opinions. Here’s the question: Where does this concept of a “call” come from in Scripture? I mean, some of the great men of the faith […]

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Ortberg on Calling

Ortberg on Calling

• March 5, 2008 • Comments (3)

John Ortberg just published an article exploring the idea of the “call” to ministry. I have been a pastor for a long time now. When I was ordained in the Baptist church, one of the questions I knew was coming was, “Tell us about your ‘call.’” In our tradition, if you became a pastor, you […]

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I decided to quit my job to go to seminary

I decided to quit my job to go to seminary

• February 1, 2008 • Comments (0)

(This story–our first!!–comes from the webmaster at goingtoseminary.com. – Mark) About four years ago my wife and I moved from the south to the not-quite-north. The move had lots of factors… FAR too many to go into here. But we packed the car and headed on the journey with a couple thousand dollars in the […]

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Challies on Discernment and Calling

Challies on Discernment and Calling

• January 11, 2008 • Comments (0)

Tim Challies, the author of The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment, has some good remarks about calling that are along the lines of some things we’ve said here.

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Make Sure You're Supposed to Be Here, part four

Make Sure You’re Supposed to Be Here, part four

• January 3, 2008 • Comments (3)

To complete this series on calling, I offer a personal exercise to help you examine your calling. I’d enjoy hearing from any of you who find this beneficial. I recommend printing the pdf of this, and working it out on paper. Calling to Ministry Assessment Part One: Self-Assessment 1. Write out your sense of calling […]

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Sounding My Call to Chicago

Sounding My Call to Chicago

• January 2, 2008 • Comments (0)

In part three, I recommend having your calling verified by a group of mature believers who know God well and you well. Here’s my story. I greatly benefited from the counsel of a group like this when I was trying to find a church right out of seminary. I had interviewed with a church in […]

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Make Sure You're Supposed to Be Here, part three

Make Sure You’re Supposed to Be Here, part three

• December 27, 2007 • Comments (2)

In part two, we looked at the first characteristic of those with a genuine divine calling: their inner confidence in their call. Today we look at the second: 2. Other believers who observe their lives will see the calling on their lives and affirm it. I once knew a pastor who thought he was called […]

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Make Sure You're Supposed to Be Here, part two

Make Sure You’re Supposed to Be Here, part two

• December 19, 2007 • Comments (7)

So how do you know if you’re called by God? Good question. People who are genuinely called by God to ministry have two things that are true of them. Today we’ll address the first. 1. They are certain of their own calling. There is a bit of mystery to how this works. God speaks and […]

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