Stunning survey of seminary graduates now serving in the pastorate. “A leading seminary recently surveyed its graduates to discover where it might better address any deficencies in its program. The questionaire asked its alumni to identify the one area in which they wish they had received better instruction. After three or four years of intenses … More How Do Such Men Lead the Church?
I went to a small seminary in California, the International School of Theology. It had an amazing but short 25 year history and trained hundreds of students who have brought great glory to God. The seminary struggled financially, sometimes battled competing visions of how to accomplish its mission, but despite the struggles I loved my … More Is It Possible to be a Christian and Not Love Worship?
Tuesday is for Preaching Is it your job to “preach the Bible” or “proclaim the gospel”?* Can you preach the Bible and not preach the gospel? Did they train you at seminary or Bible college to make a beeline to the cross, from any text in the Scripture? If they did, are you doing it? … More Growing Churches by Stealing Sheep or Proclaiming Christ?
Tuesday is for Preaching For five years before coming to Illinois to plant a church planting church, I taught preaching at a seminary in California. I left the seminary to plant a church that would plant churches and be committed to the exposition of books of the Bible. I was and am convinced that God’s … More A Plea for Preaching of the Word of God