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.
Preaching and Pastoral Care
Without a lively connection to pastoral life, preaching can easily become an academic exercise disengaged from the lives of God’s people.
Expectation obfuscation takes place when a church or its leaders fail to adopt, document, communicate, and evaluate ministry expectations.
Primacy of Preaching
Advancing God’s mission happens through preaching God’s word.
Welcome to the 99%
Models and mentors play important roles, but when these relationships mingle with our fleshly aspirations, we plummet into despair. Career comparison is a formula for depression.
Steve Jobs’ Binary Code
Ryan Neal using the life and behavior of Steve Jobs, examines the binary judgments we often place on ourselves in spite of the fact that in Christ, we can live in the between, sinner yes, but also saint.
The flaws in “Don’t judge” theology
A few weeks ago, my colleague Dr. Channing Crisler posted some very helpful comments concerning the (in)appropriateness of judging and judgments. Coming from a different angle I’d like to diagnose a different problem endemic to the spirit of our age. The precise wording differs on context but I’d say the phrase “We shouldn’t judge” or “Don’t you judge me” or … Read More
Marriage Licenses, sold by Verizon (w/ a 2-year commitment)
Cultural views on marriage are changing rapidly. The previous slow march of allowing same-sex couples to marry has sped up recently. A decade ago the question seemed to be: should homosexual couples be allowed to marry? After the initial and resounding “no” by multiple state referenda, by all accounts the cultural, electoral, and judicial answer seems to be moving in … Read More
Kris Barnett, Associate Professor of Practical Ministries at Clamp Divinity School, speaks on pastor appreciation in the local church.