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A Pastor’s Reflections: A Church Library or Bookclub

VFT
Everyone in the church should study the word of God. They should attend to the means of grace, sit under the preaching of the word, attend Sunday School, and benefit from the church’s teaching. There are many in the church, however, who want to go beyond the preaching and instruction…
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A Pastor’s Reflections: What Should I Read to Prepare for Seminary?

VFT
Among the many questions I’ve heard over the years, a slew of them deal with preparing to go to seminary. One of the most common is, “What should I read to prepare for seminary studies?” There are certainly a lot of theological works that a person can read to get…
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A Pastor’s Reflections: I Don’t Know

VFT
Ideally as the pastor you should be one of the better-educated people in your church. You have likely gone to college and then studied for three or four years to earn your MDiv. During that time you’ve probably read thousands upon thousands of pages of theological literature. For your sermon…
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Review: Logos Bible Software and Reformed Resources

J. V. Fesko
The digital age is upon us and that means that there is a publishing revolution that is afoot. It used to be that seminary students and ministers had to make a lot of space on their bookshelves for all of the tomes they wanted to own, but with the creation…
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Women & Theology: Discipleship in South Asia

VFT
“So… if God clothed Adam and Eve with skins, he had to kill that animal. That must have been the first sacrifice. Does that mean Jesus was the last sacrifice?”  “The story of Abraham [and Isaac] is not about Abraham’s wonderful faith. It is really about the Creator’s love and…
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A Pastor’s Reflections: Do you have a nursery?

VFT
Reformed churches have a different culture of discipleship than the broader evangelical world. In general, and there are exceptions, committed Reformed churches promote the importance of catechizing children from the earliest of ages. If a person grows up in a Reformed church, chances are he will know his Heidelberg or…
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A Pastor’s Reflections: College and Church

VFT
Chances are you will have high school students in your church who grow-up, graduate, and move away to go to college. When it comes time for this stage in life, there is an important thing that you should counsel these soon-to-be college students and their parents. There are some parents…
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A Pastor’s Reflections: Just Follow the Formula

VFT
There are all kinds of formulas in life—formulas for getting rich, getting thin, reaching your life-goals, advancing your career, and successfully managing your time. I think that people often lack the wherewithal to figure things out and so they want specific step-by-step instructions. This type of mentality definitely affects life…
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Are you called to the ministry?

VFT
One of the most common questions that prospective students ask is, "How do you know whether you should be a pastor?" For some assistance with this question, you can go here for a number of on-line resources to help you answer that question. There are several videos featuring Drs. Dennis Johnson…
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Seminary: a Wife’s Perspective

VFT
By Gina Davis Seminary has been one of the best experiences for our family. My husband Nick began attending Westminster Seminary California three months before we got married and has a year and a half left. I love our life as a seminary family for many reasons. Not only because…
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