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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.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Preparing for Presbytery Exams
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I was recently asked by a colleague to give a list of the top ten things that a ministerial candidate should do to prepare for his licensure or ordination exams. I thought that I would share it with you since a number of you that regularly read A Pastor’s Reflections series are aspiring ministers.

 
 
 
Latest Office Hours! VanDrunen on the Need for Wisdom
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Office Hours talks with Dr. David M. VanDrunen, Robert B. Strimple Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics, about the importance of wisdom.

 
 
 
A Pastor’s Reflections: Hope in the Face of Death
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I can distinctly remember entering the hospice room and hearing the medical machinery around the bed whir, beep, and make barely audible noises that indicated that the old man lying before me was alive.