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Valiant for Truth - Practical Studies

A Pastor’s Reflections: What Should I Read to Prepare for Seminary?
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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 slew of theological works that a person can read to get ready to go to seminary, but here are some of the most fundamental.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Failure
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Failures in life can be very discouraging. You prepare and work for years and then fail at the very task for which you’ve been preparing. I think, for example, of the numerous seminary students whom I’ve seen fail at their licensure or ordination exams.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: The Basics
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In my years as a pastor I would regularly make home visits with the families in my church. I did my best to get into every household at least once per year.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Reading Ahead
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How much time and effort do you put into getting ready for church? Many families I know take time out on Saturday night to ensure that everything is ready for Sunday—they lay out their clothes, put out the kids’ clothes, set the table for lunch, get the crock pot out, ensure the food is thawed, etc.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Keep Your Close Friends Far Away
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In many churches one of the most popular people is the pastor and his family. I think people are naturally drawn to the person who stands before them each week and heralds the gospel.