The Seminary of Suffering


No one likes to suffer. Suffering hurts. It disillusions us. It makes us wonder why God allowed us to suffer or whether we are experiencing God’s discipline first hand. Add to this a long tradition in Scripture of God asking prophets to identify with His own suffering by embracing a difficult calling that imitates God’s own […]

Does Preparation for Ministry Matter?

I’ve been doing some thinking and talking with fellow ministers lately about whether or not they need to go back to school. In a couple of cases, they want to know if they need to go to seminary at all. Having spent a loooong time in college to prepare myself (and I would do it […]