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A Pastor’s Reflections: The Narthex of Prayer

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I think one of the weakest areas of the Christian life for many is prayer. We seldom spend significant time in prayer unless we find ourselves in a period of suffering or trial. Under such circumstances we might regularly engage in prayer. But if public prayers are any indication of…
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A Pastor’s Reflections: Daily Practice

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What’s the best way to build and hone a skill? Daily practice. This is true with many skills in life, but especially true regarding the biblical languages. Students come to seminary, learn Greek and Hebrew, leave seminary, and then forget everything that they learned. From one vantage point, this is…
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A Pastor’s Reflections: Ready to Lose

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This past spring I had my first experience as a parent sitting on the sidelines and cheering for my son as he played organized team soccer. I have to say it was quite the experience. I got very caught up in the games and became as excited or more than…
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Latest Faculty Publication: Fesko on Imputation

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WSC's latest faculty publication comes from Dr. Fesko. He's written an essay entitled, "Reformed Orthodoxy on Imputation: Active and Passive Justification." The essay is part of a special edition of the academic journal, Perichoresis. This special edition of the journal celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by examining contemporary perspectives…
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A Pastor’s Reflections: Going Against the Grain

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When you go to church what do you hope to get out of the sermon? This is a question we should ask ourselves on a regular basis. I think most people rightly want to be edified, encouraged, and comforted. There are plenty of circumstances in life that cause us to…
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A Pastor’s Reflections: Don’t Lean the Fridge!

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All too often we dally with sin and wander the streets of temptation. We fail to recognize that sin is powerful and we do best to steer clear of it entirely. The type of example that often comes to mind is young people and sexual temptation. When young people date…
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Latest Faculty Publication: Telfer on Vitringa

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Associate Professor of Biblical Languages, Charles Telfer, has a new book that has just been released, Wrestling with Isaiah: The Exegetical Methodology of Campegius Vitringa (1659-1722). Theologians in the late seventeenth- and early eighteenth century acknowledged that Vitringa was a theologial giant, but sadly the sands of time have buried his…
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A Pastor’s Reflections: Reversing the Effects

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The Internet has brought a technological revolution to many different aspects of life. In the pre-internet days if you were watching a TV show and recognized an actor but could not remember what other shows she appeared in, you were simply left in your ignorance. Now, you can whip out…
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A Pastor’s Reflections: Confessional or Fundamentalist?

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These days it seems like Christians are in search of conservatism in whatever forms they can find it, and with good reason. It seems like the cultural, political, and theological wheels on the bus are falling off. As a pastor I found a number of people looking for shelter and…
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A Pastor’s Reflections: Act Your Role

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I am and probably will be a child at heart as long as I live. Perhaps it’s in my DNA or I can blame my dad for influencing my personality—but I don’t always feel my age. In fact, I was just recently showing one of my colleagues my latest Star…
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