churchandstate

Finishing For Them!

By on August 22, 2016

Is it worth it? The time? The money? The sacrifices? Those were just a few of the questions running through my head and heart as I stood over the washing machine a number of years ago moving a load into the dryer. It was not a good season in many ways. I was serving full-time Read More...


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The Seminary “Call”. What Does That Even Mean?

By on May 28, 2015

Was Abraham called to kill Isaac? Yes. He went forward with that plan until God “called” otherwise. Would he have been disobedient to continue with the original “calling” of killing Isaac after God said “stop”? In the church today we have a very strange and anemic doctrine of “calling” that I don’t believe is biblical. Read More...


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Lessons from BB Warfield’s “The Religious Life of Theological Students”

By on April 6, 2015

Benjamin B. Warfield’s famous lecture The Religious Life of Theological Students delivered at Princeton Theological Seminary on October 4, 1911 is still very fresh and relevant to theological students in our time. Warfield’s instructions and cautions appeal to us today as they did to those before us over a century ago. I believe these theological Read More...


Called To Preach?

By on July 21, 2008

If you were to ask most seminarians what their calling is, they would probably respond with something like, “I am called to preach.” For most seminarians this is true; however, I have had some recent experiences that leads me to question what it means to be “called to preach.” I am not saying this is Read More...