Category Archives: Seminary

The Hazards of Ministry — Success

Ministry is joyous, but it’s also hazardous. By hazardous I don’t mean everything is like working on a battlefield. I mean it’s costly. For me, as a pastor, ministry comes with challenges. Where my heart goes out is for younger … Continue reading

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Seminary Still Needed?

It’s Friday and tomorrow many seminaries will graduate their 2011 classes. I graduated from two seminaries: Southwestern and Gordon-Conwell. And I’ve served Rockbridge. A question I’m asking today is this: “Is seminary necessary to pastoring a church? ” I have … Continue reading

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10 Things I Find True in Ministry

Everyone once in a while I like to just review my life and attitude toward ministry. Below are a few things I’ve found true. 1. Seminary preparation for ministry is crucial for ministry success. I didn’t grow up in the … Continue reading

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Seminary Week

I had a privilege of doing a “seminary week” at Southwestern in Fort Worth this week. Monday was a packed day in the advanced preaching conference on the book of Hebrews. Tuesday and Wednesday were library days. Thursday was a … Continue reading

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Rockbridge Seminary — The New Education

When I was called to ministry I really sensed a need to go to seminary. I didn’t grow up in the church and knew very little about the teaching ministry of the church. So, I left everything and went to … Continue reading

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