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"After Much Prayerful Consideration..." The Interrelation of Sanctified Reason and God's Will in Deliberating a Divine Call
Professor Gurgel asserts that in deliberating over a choice between two valid and legitimate divine calls, that is, between “good” and “good,” we should make use of God’s gift of reason, the advice of our brothers and ...
Assignment Service Sermon: Alone with the LORD
Professor Tiefel preached this sermon for the 2012 Assignment Service. He encourages the candidates for ministry with Psalm 73 and how the Lord will never leave them. Ministry brings bright days, sad days, and busy days, ...
On the Establishment and Preservation of the Public Ministry
Stoeckhardt reiterates the fact that all Christians are given the duty to carry out the Great Commission, though it is our practice to single out those with special gifts to do so full-time. He encourages congregations to ...
Treasures in Jars of Clay: The Synergy Between the Instrumental and Ministerial Causes in God's Plan of Salvation
Hein explains, “The purpose of this paper is to examine the synergy that exists between God’s instrumental cause of salvation (the Gospel) and his ministerial cause of salvation (you and me). First, we will define what we ...
God's Money in God's Mission: Financial Support and the Minister of the Gospel
In this essay, Kenneth Cherney makes five points about financial support of ministers: 1) it is not a payment for services rendered; 2) it is provision for needs, since this service precludes them from earning a livelihood ...
Doctrinal Brief: Part-Time Pastors
Dr. Brug discusses part-time pastoral calls, specifically retirement calls and tent ministries. While recognizing that some congregations may have good reasons for being unable to support a full-time pastor, this should ...
The best way to improve people skills is a thorough knowledge of the Bible. The one who studies the Bible will see himself correctly (saint and sinner) and will have proper motivation and models for interacting with others.
The Apostle Paul and Culture
Professor Wendland describes how we invariably turn to Paul when we think of the matter of Christ and Culture. Paul remained centered in Christ, yet was still “all things to all people.” Wendland explains from Scripture ...