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Ready to Preach (For the Church Conference)

There is so much a minister is to do, so much he is to undertake, and so much he is to do well. But the irreducible task of the minister of the gospel is to preach the Word. It is unsurprising that preaching the Word is coupled here with the call to readiness. Read more


For the Church: Theological Education, the SBC & the Future of Midwestern Seminary (VI)

This post was originally published 13 May 2013. The Proof Is in the Graduates How does one determine a seminary’s effectiveness? Modern institutional benchmarks include endowment size, capital projects initiated and completed, enrollment growth, campus attractiveness, and other such pragmatic and aesthetic indicators. While these standards are not irrelevant, they are not paramount either. If Read more