"And He Gave Gifts to Men"

Friday, 29 Apr 2011

There prevails within visible Christendom today a remarkable indifference toward the public ministry. Some congregations intentionally go years without a called pastor, simply because they find it cheaper to line up weekly pulpit supply. Fewer and fewer Christian parents encourage their sons to consider entering the ministry, a fact reflected in the declining rates of enrollment at our seminaries. And what was once regarded by both Christians and non-Christians as a high calling is today trivialized by the every-member-a-minister movement. We have ministers of education, ministers of music, and ministers of youth’none of whom is a minister at ...

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