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Jan
24

Reggie McNeal to Explore the Kingdom-Centric Church

Save the date for the Hiller Lectureship at Sioux Falls Seminary on Monday, April 7, 2014. Learn how to better understand God's work in the world and explore the implications of living out a kingdom-centric narrative within the North American church.

Apr
11

Call to Ministry Series #17: The Call of Isaiah, part 1

In my series on call, I will have at least three installments on Isaiah. Here is the start. God’s call to the writing prophets provides more information than some of the ones we have been reading. Isaiah 6 serves as a favorite text for many.

Jan
16

Call to Ministry Series #16: The Call of Elisha

We learn a lot from reflecting on Elisha’s “mantling” call and commissioning events for our lives and ministries. His redirection of life still speaks to us. The call of Elisha the prophet starts with the word of Yhwh to Elijah on the mountain.

Jan
02

Call to Ministry Series #15: Elijah, part 2

Although the call of Elijah does not appear in the stories of the prophet, we gain a lot by looking at Yhwh’s instructions to Elijah. In most of the Elijah stories we receive some indication of Yhwh’s instructions.

Nov
19

Call to Ministry Series #14: Elijah, part 1

In the next few postings I am going to focus on the so-called non-writing prophets. Some have names, some are unnamed. Elijah is the best known of these prophets.

Oct
29

Call to Ministry Series #13: Samuel, part 2

Again Yhwh calls Samuel’s name twice. The boy is prepared this time to respond as Eli instructed him. “Speak, for your servant is listening.”

Oct
16

Call to Ministry Series #12: Call of Samuel

Weaving in the stories of Eli the high priest are the beginning days of the prophet Samuel, from his conception and birth to service to Eli and Yhwh and God’s call in chapter 3.

Sep
18

Call to Ministry Series #11: The Call of Gideon, part 2

Yhwh gets Gideon’s attention and gives him general instructions for the deliverance from oppression.

Aug
24

Call to Ministry Series: #10 The Call of Gideon

Our attention turns to Gideon’s call. Gideon emerges as one of the heroes or champions in the judges’ period. He leads the Israelites against the oppression of the Midianites.

Jul
16

Call to Ministry Series: #9 Moses’ Third and Fourth Objections

Then Moses answered, "But suppose they do not believe me or listen to me, but say, 'Yhwh did not appear to you.'"

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