How much seminary training does a missionary need?

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An old pastors’ adage says, “Those who can’t, go; those who can’t go, teach”—the shortened aphorism for “Those who can’t preach, go to the mission field; those who can’t go to the mission field, teach.” Whoever created this useless and unbiblical proverb deserves appointment as minister of sanitation over church restrooms. This adage contradicts the following truths:

  1. Every man going to the mission field must be able to preach the Word.
  2. No one should go to the mission field as their second or third option for ministry.
  3. Every man who / must be able to preach the Word.
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Immediately practical music tips for pastors

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worship-musicLast week, John MacArthur and The Master’s Seminary hosted a historic summit on Biblical Inerrancy. Over 4 days, 18 sessions were presented by some of evangelicalism’s most well-known pastors, theologians and historians, affirming that there is no other authority by which we stand, than the authority of Scripture. It was thrilling to stand alongside 5000+ ministers of the Gospel in such a declaration. However, it was also equally stirring to hear the voices of these men reverberate in glorious song, as Dr. Clayton Erb and the entire music department of Grace Community Church, along with Keith & Kristyn Getty, and Fernando Ortega, led us before the throne grace through music.… Continue reading

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PS23 Discussions: Church Planting

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It is our absolute joy, here at ParkingSpace23 to serve you. Our highest goal is to glorify the Lord with content that will bless and edify you, and serve the Church. This week, we launch a new series of posts. We’re calling it “PS23 Discussions.” We gather the men of ParkingSpace23 to discuss topics affecting the Church. The first session has been quite an experience, as we continue to work out the bugs and fine tune the process. Still, this session was a blessing to all of the guys involved, and we hope it will be to you as well.

Our first discussion was on the topic of church planting.… Continue reading

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