"The Pastoral Epistles have long been regarded wise instruction for the benefit of the church. But in the last two centuries these texts have often been sidelined in the academy..."
Stop preaching sermons on the OT that wouldn't pass muster in a Sunday School class. Preach with authority, preach with the best, preach with the men whose sermons lit the church on fire with illustrations that are still relevant today.
Such is the power of journals: they are the “primary sources” of the scholarly debate and conversation.
If you were to ask most seminarians what their calling is, they would probably respond with something like, “I am called to preach.” For most seminarians this is true; however, I have had some recent experiences that leads me to question...
We interrupt this Two Cent Tuesday for a video clip from E.R.
Why do I go to seminary? Because I want to be that “real chaplain (minister) who believes in a real God and a real hell.”
This is intense: