Westminster Seminary California
 
 

Valiant for Truth - Counseling

A Pastor’s Reflections: Straight from the Source
VFT

I can remember in seminary dueling with a number of different critics regarding Reformed theology. God’s sovereignty was a regular topic of debate.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Freud or Paul?
VFT

In the twentieth and twenty-first century, Christian counseling has taken off like wildfire. Seminaries that once saw preparing men to be pastors as their bread and butter now offer counseling degrees.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Never Tell Them To Leave
VFT

One of the most tempting things in the pastorate is to tell someone they should leave the church. At first glance, such a sentiment might seem totally out of character for a pastor, but there are some factors can make it sound like reasonable counsel.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: The Benefits of Membership
VFT

Are some people more special than others? As the pastor, to whom do you owe your time? These are important questions because you will have people pulling on your calendar and schedule and you’ll have to decide to whom, among the many people you encounter, you should give your time.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: How Do I Know If I’m Called?
VFT

One of the regular questions I receive is, “How do I know whether I’m called to the pastorate?” It would be one thing if God sent telegrams from heaven with your name on it—discerning a call would be a whole lot easier. Did you get the telegram or not? But since this doesn’t happen, how can you answer this question?