Category: Ministry Life

Life in Our WorldMinistry Life

The Embassy Is Still Open

Postmodern thinking surrounds us. And it has incredible potential to sway us as we swim about in its waters. While the dangers are many and the temptation to accommodate or assimilate is great, the gravest danger presented by the postmodern worldview is a radically altered view of truth. Postmodernism at its heart is a foundational rejection,…

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Ministry Life

The Requirement for Ministry

To engage in ministry, what is required of us? Many students I know here at Bob Jones University are starting camp ministry this week, ministering to and counseling young people about their spiritual walk. Others I know have already left or will soon depart for an overseas ministry trip to minister the Gospel to those…

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Ministry Life

What’s the Church’s Mission?

Churches today expend great amounts of energy pursuing success. However, not everyone agrees on what success in the church looks like. Multitudes of books have been written in an attempt to help pastors define a successful church. But there are almost as many ideas as to what success looks like as there are books on…

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Life in Our WorldMinistry Life

Confronting Our Culture

"A cunning Canaanite! Deceitful scales are in his hand; He loves to oppress.” –Hosea 12:7 Like ancient Israel in Hosea’s day, the modern church has become enamored with and enslaved by her surrounding culture. So much so that the church looks, thinks, and acts more like the world she was called to reach than the…

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Ministry Life

Honor to Whom Honor Is Due

On November 8, the BJU Seminary inaugurated the Stewart Custer Lecture Series, a sequence of in-depth, scholarly presentations on a theological topic presented in Scripture.  This year’s inaugural lecturer was Dr. Kevin Bauder, research professor of systematic theology at Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Minnesota.  He taught for several hours on “Baptist History:  Then…

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Christian LifeLife in the WordMinistry Life

Holy Hearing

Here at Bob Jones University, we live our lives immersed in the Word of God. We hear about six sermons a week. In the average academic year, we will hear over 200 sermons, and in four years of college, a student hears over 800 messages! My suspicion is that in all of this hearing, we…

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Ministry Life

Top Five Qualities of a Camp Worker

I have had the wonderful privilege of working with camps all across the world for many, many years. We just finished our Summer Ministry Conference at Bob Jones University, in which many camps came to recruit counselors and staff for this coming summer. We hope many of our students – and many college-aged young people…

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Christian LifeMinistry Life

The Call to Greatness

There has always been in every age and place the need for greatness. However, greatness, to some degree, has been shaped by whatever appeared as the great need of that hour. In some ages, those who rose to greatness were inventors. In other ages, warriors and statesman. In other times, financial geniuses and competent businessmen…

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