Where Should I Train for Ministry?

I just posted the following in a Facebook group composed largely by pastors who graduated from KJV-Only institutions. One asked which schools group members would recommend for a youth pastor. I jotted out some thoughts...

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Psalm 2 at Christmas

I was given the privilege of preaching briefly this morning at my church after our annual Christmas program, and I chose what might seem an odd passage for Christmas: Psalm 2. During the time of...

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A New Insight into the First of Jesus’ Antitheses in the Sermon on the Mount

I recently preached a message at Cornerstone in Anacortes on Matthew 5:21–26: You have heard that it was said to those of old, “You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.”...

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Practical Questions about Original Language Study in Sermon Prep

A questions from someone who watched my Asia Center for Advanced Christian Studies lecture on Original Languages (click here and here for related blog posts): Most pastors I know have only about 6 hours max,...

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Final Lecture for Asia Center for Advanced Christian Studies

In which I take students through How to Think about Others’ Exegetical Fallacies and then talk through some portions of my dissertation that focused on ἀγάπη (agape) and what it “really” means. No, like, for...

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Two Lectures for the Asia Center for Advanced Christian Studies

I recently gave two more lectures (or four, depending on how you count the material in these two two-hour videos) for this interesting project run by respected friends:

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