Westminster Seminary California
 
 

Valiant for Truth - Practical Studies

A Pastor’s Reflections: Always Carry a Book
VFT

“Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day

Fritter and waste the hours in an off-hand way

Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town

Waiting for someone or something to show you the way.”

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Buy A Dictionary
VFT

One of the most challenging things I encountered when I first attended seminary was the number of new terms and words. I think terminology, whether the technical terms of theology, or the fancy fifty-cent words scholars like to use, can be intimidating.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Just Say No
VFT

One of the most difficult things I have faced in the pastorate is being willing to say, “No.” When I first entered the ministry I was, of course, like most, very eager to roll up my sleeves and get my hands dirty. So no matter what came up, I would say, “Yes.”

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Will Seminary Fix My Spiritual Problems?
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I can remember sitting in the chapel and attending new student orientation. I sat there with four hundred of my new classmates as we excitedly and eagerly soaked in the material that the Academic Dean was telling us.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Swagger
VFT

At seminary I always look forward to May because it means graduation! I’m excited for the students who have worked hard for a number of years and finally reach the end of their goal—they are the proud owners of a shiny new masters degree!