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The Church-Seminary Connection

The Church-Seminary Connection

• April 9, 2008 • Comments (3)

A few different bloggers have chimed in on the disconnect between seminary and the local church. Timmy Brister highlighted a Pastor-In-Training program at Third Avenue Baptist in Louisville. In summary, it seems that this church is actually taking responsibility for the development of new ministers, and not delegating that responsibility to the seminaries. Way to […]

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Seminary Evangelism Class Must-See

Seminary Evangelism Class Must-See

• April 2, 2008 • Comments (0)

This woman should teach a seminary evangelism class. If you haven’t yet seen this clip about this sweet woman sharing Christ with a would-be mugger, you must watch. This stirs me up. “Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season.” 2 Timothy 4:2 HT: Timmy Brister

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Quick tip of the hat...

Quick tip of the hat…

• March 12, 2008 • Comments (0)

to Rendezvous with God, for the link and the nod. Thanks Chris.

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21 Money Saving Sites from Around the Web

21 Money Saving Sites from Around the Web

• March 7, 2008 • Comments (0)

Here’s a portion of a great post from Get Rich Slowly, one of my favorite personal finance blogs. GRS links to 21 money saving websites. Here’s an excerpt: Coupon Mountain offers “free coupon codes, bargains and sales from more than 2,000 online stores.” No registration required. Coupons.com allows users to browse current grocery coupons and […]

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Ortberg on Calling

Ortberg on Calling

• March 5, 2008 • Comments (2)

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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Sobering Quote

Sobering Quote

• February 26, 2008 • Comments (1)

From The Reformed Reader: “Sometimes seminarians complain that the seminary’s expectations of them are too demanding, that the course is too difficult, or that it is placing academic burdens upon them that they cannot bear.  Perhaps they feel that their sincerity and their sense of vocation are enough to sustain them in their ministry.  They […]

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Can't say no?  Try the "Qualified Yes"

Can’t say no? Try the “Qualified Yes”

• February 15, 2008 • Comments (1)

Learning to say no is an important survival skill for ministry. People will ask you to do all sorts of things. because you’re nice. You’re in ministry! How could you say no? This will suck your life away if you’re not careful. We must defend our own borders. Of course, most of us in ministry […]

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Shorter degrees

Shorter degrees

• February 7, 2008 • Comments (0)

Here is an example of a guy who lived out my counsel on being judicious with your choice of degree.  This is a sensible exercise of triage.

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Take the Poll

Take the Poll

• January 31, 2008 • Comments (0)

Tony over at Said at Southern noticed our discussion here, and set up a poll on whether all your seminary classes are worthy of your best attention. I say no. What do you say? Take the poll. I’m really curious to see the results.

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