reshared with kind permission from Leadership Resources. Jeff Gage, Leadership Resource International (LRI)’s Program Director for South Africa, joined pastor and host Tyrell Haag on his radio program, Table Talk with Tyrell, to discuss how to study the Bible. In the interview, Jeff shares an insightful summary of LRI’s approach to Bible study and sprinkles in compelling stories about on how God is at work through our ministry in Africa. Even if you’re very familiar with LRI’s training, you’re not going to want miss this interview. (Their insightful conversation may just inspire you to grow a great beard, too.) Many […]
In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Andreas J. Köstenberger, and Dr. Michael Kruger discuss the inerrancy of Scripture and encountering common challenges to the trustworthiness of the Gospels. Transcript below: Darrell Bock: Welcome to the Table where we discuss issues of God and culture. And today our topic is the scripture, the inspiration of scripture and particularly issues that swirl around the concept of inerrancy and the trustworthiness and reliability, particularly of the New Testament. And I have two very distinguished guests and actually good friends online here over Skype. Mike Kruger and Andreas Kostenberger. I’m not sure I […]
“There is no question that, when [Jesus] preached, he never used his platform to abuse his power, but to bring about the flourishing of all who would heed him. So let us preach to serve, as he did.” Mark Meynell It was a joy to get to know Matt Woodley for a few hours as he was passing through London last summer, and I’m really grateful to him for the opportunities to write for PreachingToday of which he is editor (it’s an online journal part of Christianity Today family in the US). He had been reading A Wilderness of Mirrors and kindly asked me to […]
By Thomas Schirrmacher and Thomas K. Johnson Via World Reformed Fellowship Churches, evangelists, and even politicians love to base their imperatives on the argument that we are living in the Last Days. And speculation that we can know that we are truly in the last hours or weeks seems to recur every few years. But is that biblical? Read more at World Reformed Fellowship’s archives.
Theological Engagement in Pastoral Training (with special reference to Paul) by Dr Willem G. Semmelink Michael Rogers (2015)  argues in his dissertation that local churches have the primary responsibility for training future pastors. If this be the case, then the church should play a major role in the student’s formation and preparation for the ministry. In many seminaries, work-integrated learning is brought into the curriculum to ensure that students are prepared for the responsibilities in the ministry practice. In Pastoral Training, the emphasis should be on both the scientific and the relationship, the objective and subjective. Theology cannot just be […]