Westminster Seminary California
 
 

Valiant for Truth - Sanctification

A Pastor’s Reflections: The Way of the Cross and Criticism
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Criticism and the pastorate go hand in hand—it’s simply a fact of life. Spend any amount of time in the pastorate and people will express criticism about your ministry. The plain and simple fact is, you can’t please everyone all the time.

 
 
 
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: Time Will Tell
VFT

We live in an age when we expect instant results. Everything around us screams, “Right now!” Amazon is working on one-hour delivery—click, and poof! You get your product in an hour. It seems like the longest minute of the day is standing at the microwave waiting for your frozen burrito to cook.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Christ and the Third Use of the Law
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Lutheran and Reformed theologians developed the teaching that there are three uses of the law: the civil – that which regulates society and government and is common to all people; the pedagogical – that function of the law that shows us our sin and our need for Christ; and the normative – that which shows us the rules and norms for the Christian life, what conduct is good and acceptable to God.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Finances
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One of the things that surfaced in my pastorate was the need to sit down and offer financial counsel to members of my congregation. In a church of any size, chances are you’ll have people who struggle, for one reason or another, with making ends meet.