Training Pastors in Uganda

I mentioned in my last post that I will be going to Africa Renewal University, which is in Kampala, Uganda to teach an MA level Systematic Theology course. Our church has an awesome partnership with the school. We recently helped support 20 Sudanese students as they are working towards their BA in Theology. Its soContinue reading “Training Pastors in Uganda”

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I’m Going to Uganda!

It has been 12 long years since my first trip to Uganda, and a lot has changed since then!  Just over a decade ago I had started college at UCLA and began to serve at The Church at Rocky Peak. Now I’ve been married to my beautiful wife Amelia for five years, I’m almost doneContinue reading “I’m Going to Uganda!”

10 Reasons You Should Go to Seminary

I recently came across an older blog post by Scot McKnight about going to seminary. McKnight is one of my favorite authors and biblical scholars. He also teaches at a seminary. I respect the guy a ton! So if he says, “here are 10 reasons you should go to seminary” I listen, and I thinkContinue reading “10 Reasons You Should Go to Seminary”

Mark Dever on the PhD and the Pulpit: “On Having a Doctorate in the Pastorate”

Originally posted on PJ's personal blog. For articles see gospelize.me:
Should a pastor have a PhD? Is it helpful? Is it necessary? Mark Dever spoke on the assigned topic: “Why a PhD is Needed in the Pulpit” (mp3) but changed the title to “On Having a Doctorate in the Pastorate.” I outlined his…