Category: Ministry

Retreat: Not an Option

In the midst of the raging culture wars and a sharply divisive political environment, Christians in America can often feel schizophrenic over how they should relate to our culture. Should the church retreat from the world and form Christian communities—tiny ... Read More »

By The Way, What Time Is It, Anyway?

Have you ever been misunderstood, misrepresented or misquoted in ministry? If you have been involved in ministry for any length of time, the answer is an emphatic YES! Be encouraged: your service in ministry reflects the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ. He wa... Read More »

Is Extending An Invitation Really Relevant For Today?

The contemporary pulpit of the 21st century has become silent. Not in regard to story-telling, pithy sayings, anecdotes and illustrative pictures of everyday life, but with regard to any concrete explanation of the text of Scripture. In some cases, the use of ... Read More »

Our Answer to God’s Call – L.R. Scarborough

I recently came across a resource made available by the librarians at Southwestern Seminary’s Roberts Library. They have been diligently working to make digital archives of letters, lecture notes, articles, pictures and sermons of past presidents of Southwes... Read More »

An Appeal To Pastors—Please Call Out The Called

“This is a heart message to my brothers in a holy cause, seeking to lay upon their souls Christ’s cry for Gospel recruits. … Will we do our part in calling out … those He has called?”[1] This is the heartfelt plea of L.R. Scarborough, the second pres... Read More »

What Can I Do With A Humanities Degree?

I occasionally get asked this question from prospective students and their parents who are a bit puzzled to discover that, in addition to courses in biblical studies, the curriculum at the College at Southwestern includes a humanities component in which studen... Read More »

Do Black Lives Matter?

President Obama and a host of other leaders seem unable to resolve the racial tensions in our country. And neither they nor anyone else will ever succeed unless there is a return to acknowledging the words found in Genesis: “And Adam called his wife’s name... Read More »

Proficiency Over Rapidity: Text-Driven MDiv

Proficiency with “tools of the trade” is highly valued in the majority of vocations. For instance, a pilot cannot become a captain or first officer without completing 1,500 hours of flight time at the controls of a plane. A violinist cannot become exceptio... Read More »

Why Go To Bible College or Seminary?

“Training? You will not need any training! You just need a passion for the USA, for democracy, and a love for the fight. Watch a few videos about war, and you will be as good as any Special Ops operator in the Marines. Don’t waste your youth. Volunteer now... Read More »

5 Tools To Properly Seek The Will Of God

Recently, I visited with two young men who were trying to decide on a place of ministry. They both were considering opportunities that would change the trajectory of their lives. I shared with them the five tools I use in seeking to know God’s will. Whether ... Read More »