What makes a sermon beautiful?

Dr. Michael Pasquarello here describes what makes a sermon beautiful. What do you like about Dr. Pasquarello’s approach to preaching? Anything that you wish he would have commented on? What makes a sermon beautiful from your perspective???? [Read more...]

Bi-Vocational Seminary Grads Should Be Trained Bi-Vocationally! (Future of Seminary)

Editor’s Note: This article is part of an online symposium, “Does Seminary Have a Future?” hosted at Patheos this month. Read other perspectives here. Yesterday, Tony Jones responded to my post called “Seminary is Great… Seminary Loans Suck… Young Pastors are Slaves.”  I appreciated much of what he said in “The Future of Seminary: Training [Read More...]

Seminary is Great… Seminary Loans Suck… Young Pastors are Slaves

Editor’s Note: This article is part of an online symposium, “Does Seminary Have a Future?” hosted at Patheos this month. Read other perspectives here. Seminary changed my life.  Hands down, one of the formative experiences of my 28 years.  I’m on the long term plan, finally reaching toward graduation this May after 5 years in [Read More...]

Bi-Vocational Ministry Makes a Comeback (Jonathan Paran Aran)

I started my theological studies thinking about being a youth pastor. It might have been my involvement in youth ministry and my youth’s pastor’s influence on me that propelled me in that direction. But soon, the academic bug bit me, and my interests in thinking about ministry in a pastoral dimension waned to thinking about [Read More...]


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