Category Archives: Pastoral Ministry

9Marks Weekender Notebook

Sometimes you just need a little help. Not more theologizing. Not more philosophizing about church ministry. Not another article written for an ideal (and mythical!) church situation. Just some sound, practical help. How do I translate my theology and philosophy … Continue reading

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Preaching the Gospel to Save Your Soul

Tim Keller: Why do people go into a life of ministry? Noble motivation, right? Some years ago I read this line in a book for ministry students by Charles Spurgeon: “Don’t preach the gospel in order to save your soul.” I … Continue reading

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Summer Interns: Ministerial Growth

This is the fourth and final post. Here are part 1, part 2, and part 3. Ministerial Growth Head. This summer you’ll read three ecclesiological works. Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert, What is the Mission of the Church? There’s a … Continue reading

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Summer Interns: Personal Growth

Note: this is part 3. Here are part 1 and part 2. Personal Growth Head. This summer you’ll read four works on Christian living: Tedd Tripp, Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands. The subtitle says it all: “people in need of … Continue reading

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Summer Interns: Doctrinal Growth

Note: This is part 2. Part 1 is accessible here. Doctrinal Growth Head. This summer you’ll read three theological works. Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology. This has quickly become a standard textbook in ST. It’ll take all summer to read it, … Continue reading

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