Articles on Pastoral Theology and Practical Ministry

What Is the Call to Be a Pastor? – Christian Article

I wrote last week on the desire to be a pastor, primarily from 1 Timothy 3:1, but also from other passages that shed light on the matter. As a follow-up, I thought it would be helpful to ask the question, “What is the call to be a pastor?” and clarify what it is and what it is not as it relates to that desire. As I pointed out last week, the desire to be a pastor is related to a…

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Every Pastor’s Greatest Desire | Religious Affections Ministries: Conservative Christianity, Worship, Culture, Aesthetics, Classical Education, Homeschooling, Family – Christian Article

What does it mean to desire to be a pastor? Granted, this desire is only properly present and fulfilled when joined to a giftedness to teach and administrate, a godly character, and the confirmation of the church in ordaining such a man (cf. 1 Tim 3:2–7). Without these qualifications, one’s desire should actually be for another to pastor in his stead. Those things aside, however, what is the nature of the desire to be a pastor? 1 Timothy 3:1 helps…

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Principles for Discipling Younger Men – Christian Article

Note: This is part 2 of 3 of a series, “Discipling Younger Men.” Last week, we explored the ages of Timothy and Paul. They were about 30 years apart, being 50 and 20 when they came together for ministry. With the relationship of Paul and Timothy in mind, let’s walk through their lives as Scripture records them and see the first five of ten principles for discipling younger men. As mentioned above, Acts 14:7–23 is part of Paul’s first missionary…

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America’s Gay Messiah? – Christian Article

“If me being gay was a choice, it was a choice that was made far, far above my pay grade…. And that’s the thing I wish the Mike Pences of the world would understand. That if you got a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me — your quarrel, sir, is […] This is Only a Snippet of a Christian Article written by David Huffstutler Read Full Article

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Paul and Timothy: A Prime Example for Discipleship  – Christian Article

Note: This is part 1 of 3 of a series, “Discipling Younger Men.” This purpose of this post and the text two and is to encourage Christian men to reach out and disciple younger men. As to what we mean by “discipling younger men,” I hope to encourage us in ministering to young men in the church who are noticeably younger in age (i.e., probably younger than 18 years old) and have not yet reached the point where they can…

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