Category Archives: Pastoral Ministry

Pillars of Preaching

Karl Barth has a famous comment about how a pastor should hold a Bible in one hand and a newspaper in the other with the implication being that the pastor must know what is going on in the world in … Continue reading

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Women in Ministry

A few weeks ago, Focus on the Family’s Pastoral Ministries division was on campus at Denver Seminary. They shared the statistics of a recent survey they administered. A number of us were surprised at a variety of the findings. For … Continue reading

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Theological Training

Some of my friends here at seminary have┬ástarted the job search process for churches next year. I always enjoy listening to their experiences of the process and the surprises of what they encounter. Some are set on working in churches … Continue reading

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The Gnostic Pastor

At just about every seminary, emphasis is placed upon the holistic development of the student, not only intellectually, but also spiritually. Some would refer to this as the maturity of both head and heart. The concept of holistic development is … Continue reading

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The Introverted Pastor

Here at seminary, one of the first requirements they have for you is to take a personality tests of sorts. The one I took is called the Birkman Method, and instead of evaluating the person through psychological analysis, they do … Continue reading

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Revitalizing Church

I’m in the midst of, essentially, a church revitalization project. My mind is often thinking about the current church and church structure as we know it and the future of the church. The question that I often receive from others … Continue reading

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New Expectations

I’m officially a seminarian now. Over the past couple years, I have had a number of opportunities to preach at churches. I’ve often heard responses such as, “I can’t believe you’re not in seminary yet.” Well, that day is here. … Continue reading

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