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Albert Mohler on Calling

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Dr. Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky writing on calling, resonates with our view of calling: An excerpt: Charles Spurgeon identified the first sign of God’s call to the ministry as “an intense, all-absorbing desire for the work.” Those called by God sense a growing compulsion to preach and teach the Word, and to minister …

Thinking of Seminary?

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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 Self-Assessment (pdf) And as a …

Is “Calling” a Biblical Idea?

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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 were audibly and explicitly told …

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”: …