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Q&A with President Joel E. Kim

Resident Faculty, Joel E. Kim   |   October 13, 2017   |  Type: Articles, UPDATE Magazine

UPDATE sat down with Rev. Kim in order to learn more about his life, career, and vision for WSC.

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Continuing the Legacy of Old Geneva

Resident Faculty, W. Robert Godfrey   |   July 19, 2017   |  Type: Articles, UPDATE Magazine

As a young Californian many things in Pennsylvania were a little strange. One oddity for me was that the lunch break at seminary began at 1:00 p.m. That seemed late to me (and I was hungry by then). So I asked someone why lunch was so late. The shocked reply was “because that was the way they did it at old Princeton.” In time I would discover that that was the answer to many questions, and, for me as a historian, it was a very satisfying answer. 

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The Challenges of Pioneering

Resident Faculty, Dennis E. Johnson   |   July 19, 2017   |  Type: Articles

You are pioneers about to plunge into new territory. However long you’ve been a Christian, you have an exhilarating, challenging, terrifying adventure before you. This adventure will bring discoveries not only about God’s Word but also about yourself. It will change you from the inside out.

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Community & Seminary Education

Resident Faculty, J. V. Fesko   |   December 8, 2016   |  Type: Articles, UPDATE Magazine

"The context of community is vital to seminary education because education is more than listening to a lecture."

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The Global Gospel

Resident Faculty, Joel E. Kim   |   May 9, 2016   |  Type: Articles, UPDATE Magazine

Professor Joel E. Kim reflects on the global reach of the Gospel through his own visits, as well as through the faithful labors of our WSC alumni

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Gospel Application in Preaching

Resident Faculty, Dennis E. Johnson   |   January 14, 2016   |  Type: Articles, UPDATE Magazine

"These days, it seems, one sure-fire way to instigate a vigorous discussion in Reformed circles—whether around the Sunday dinner table or in the blogosphere—is to bring up the topic of “application” in sermons."

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The Christian’s Place in Society

Resident Faculty, David M. VanDrunen   |   June 22, 2015   |  Type: Articles

This article does not analyze recent cultural shifts, but reflects more broadly on how Christians should understand their identity in the world.

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A Directory of Worship: The Beginning

Resident Faculty, W. Robert Godfrey   |   November 1, 1990   |  Type: Articles

The key thrust of a new preface must be the same as that of all the genuine Reformed directories and service books: we must worship as God directs in His Word.

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Reflections of a Church Planter

Resident Faculty, J. V. Fesko   |   April 17, 2015   |  Type: Articles, UPDATE Magazine

Church planting or not, the foundational nature of the word of God, the importance of evangelism, and shepherding the flock, are necessary and foundational tasks for all pastors.

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Authentic, Strategic, and Confessional Church Planting

Resident Faculty, R. Scott Clark   |   April 17, 2015   |  Type: Articles, UPDATE Magazine

Our glorious Lord has given us a mission and a powerful message to which he has attached great promises, namely the promise to use the proclamation of that message to raise the dead to life and to put the living to death. 

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The Marathon of Faith: Exhausted Yet Pursuing

Resident Faculty, Charles Telfer   |   March 19, 2015   |  Type: Articles, UPDATE Magazine

Professor Charles Telfer explains that while the marathon of faith is difficult and tiring, we press on knowing that Christ is not only the founder, but the finisher of our faith.

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A Study of Worship

Resident Faculty, W. Robert Godfrey   |   August 19, 2011   |  Type: Articles

We must remember that theology and worship are inseparably linked, therefore where there is no Reformed worship there can be no Reformed theology. 

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The Nature of Justifying Faith

Resident Faculty, David M. VanDrunen   |   August 1, 2011   |  Type: Articles
The claim that justification comes sola fide was central to the debates of the Reformation. When the matter of sola fide is raised, however, attention tends to focus on the first of these words: alone. We remember that the reformers taught that justification is by faith alone while Roman Catholics… Continue

Sabbaticals For Pastors

Resident Faculty, David M. VanDrunen   |   June 6, 2011   |  Type: Articles

By permitting a pastor time for focused study and learning, sabbaticals can benefit not only the pastor himself, but more importantly the congregation that he serves and the broader church.

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Paul on Justification and the Final Judgment

Resident Faculty, J. V. Fesko   |   June 6, 2011   |  Type: Articles

The final judgment is not a separate event on the last day but is part of the single organic event of parousia-resurrection-final judgment. In other words, the final judgment is the resurrection.

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