Westminster Seminary California
 
 

Valiant for Truth - Pastoral Ministry

A Pastor’s Reflections: Meatloaf or Lobster?
VFT

One of the best feelings in the world is to deliver a sermon and get positive feedback. You spend a large part of your week preparing your message—translating the text, studying its syntax, reading commentaries, looking over background materials, and then refining and honing your message.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: The Secret Service
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The pastorate can be an interesting vocation because you end up interacting with a lot of different types of people. In my pastorate I have met business people, former professional athletes, homemakers, fighter pilots, millionaires, scholars, politicians, and the like. I’m always intrigued and enjoy meeting people from all walks of life.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: A Footnote In the Flesh
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I think there are many in the church who underestimate the importance of fellowship, i.e., spending time with someone in the effort to get to know them better. A number of the colleagues that I know will go to presbytery, and then as soon as the meeting is over, they bolt off.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Five Years
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I suspect one of the more exciting things for a seminary graduate is the day when he officially receives his first pastoral call. All of the years of training, studying, late nights, and hard work finally pay off—he finally gets to stand before a congregation and preach the word of God.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Practice, Practice, Practice!
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I was recently at a dinner party where an esteemed and seasoned colleague was commenting about the state of preaching in the church.