Westminster Seminary California

Valiant for Truth - Preaching

The Primary Purpose of the Church

Foreign missions is undoubtedly one of the primary tasks of the church. After all, it was Christ who commanded his church to evangelize the nations in the Great Commission.  Moreover, we know that the apostle Paul was one who had a great zeal for missions.

Dr. Johnson at Pastors Conference in Uganda

Dr. Johnson will be speaking at a pastor's conference in Uganda this summer. The conference is co-sponsored by African Bible University and Joy to the World Ministries. JTWM was founded by WSC's M.Div. alumnus (from Malawi) Fletcher Matandika, who is now pastor of a church in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Ten Thousand Hours?

What does it take to be successful? For many in the church the assumption is that great preachers are born, not made. One of the reasons that likely feeds into this assumption is that the Scriptures speak about the office of pastor as Christ's gift to the church (Eph. 4.11-12). 

Steve Jobs, Criticism, and the Gospel

When people look at a successful company there is perhaps an unspoken assumption that whatever they do is loved by all. Like the golden touch of king Midas, everything that they touch turns to gold.

On Salvation and TV Absurdity

A number of years ago a young boy had a near death experience, which is recounted in the best-selling book Heaven Is For Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story Of His Trip to Heaven and Back