Today is Yom Kippur, the day (beginning last night at sun down) observant Jews fast and pray, in remembrance and recollection of Israel’s history.* Though the calendar is littered with opportunities to seek pardon of sin and offence, the Jews, including their places of religious rituals and their priesthood, set aside one day to cover all manner of sins (see … Read More
The journey of ministry can be quite challenging. It is even more challenging when we choose to make the journey alone. The journey of ministry is best traveled with friends!
Dr. Chuck Fuller of the SBC affiliated Anderson University discusses two very important reasons why ministry students should consider getting their undergraduate degree in ministry.
Without a lively connection to pastoral life, preaching can easily become an academic exercise disengaged from the lives of God’s people.
Although it may not look like it from the streets of Upstate South Carolina – where there seems to be a church on every street corner – but the church in America is declining in proportion to the population. Gallup reports that 78 percent of Americans identify themselves as Christians, compared to about 95 percent a half century ago, and … Read More
Expectation obfuscation takes place when a church or its leaders fail to adopt, document, communicate, and evaluate ministry expectations.
Recently, a group of pastors, professors, and other leaders posted “A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation” at www.sbctoday.com. Signing their own names to the statement, the authors encourage other Southern Baptists to read and also sign. The statement aims to “reflect the beliefs of the majority of Southern Baptists, who are not Calvinists” … Read More
Some occupations provide clear objectives. Automakers assemble automobiles. Builders build buildings. Chefs cook cuisine. But, what does a pastor produce?
salvation by faith needs to be referenced in relationship to Jesus’ works of the law