End of Another Semester at Seminary

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I suspect many of you are finishing up papers and exams (or have already) and are looking forward to breathing that awesome sigh of relief when your final project is done. Pretty sweet feeling, isn’t it? So before you get started with another round of classes, I want to suggest that you take a little soul inventory. I sat next …

The Church-Seminary Connection

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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 go, Third Baptist! May your …

Seminary Evangelism Class Must-See

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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

21 Money Saving Sites from Around the Web

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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 then print them at home. …

Ortberg on Calling

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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 had to have a “call”: …