Matthew R. Perry

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A Biblical Case Against Gambling

In Gambling on February 11, 2008 at 10:47 pm

I’m so thankful for the accessibility of my former seminary professors. I sent an e-mail to Dr. Hershael York of Southern Seminary for some help in developing a theology of gambling — either to post something on his blog or to point me to some other posts. The reason being is that many of our Kentucky Baptists have launched a crusade against casino gambling, the lottery, and other forms — yet the crusades are high on rhetoric, but low on biblical references.

Today, Dr. York posted “A Biblical Case Against Gambling.” Thanks, Dr. York — you have no idea how helpful this post was!

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Has God Called You? Discerning the Call to Preach (Mohler)

In For Preachers/Pastors, For Seminary Students, Preaching on February 11, 2008 at 9:53 pm

Al Mohler, President of Southern Seminary, gives a great post on how to discern God’s call to preach. Below is an excerpt:

Has God called you to ministry? Though all Christians are called to serve the cause of Christ, God calls certain persons to serve the Church as pastors and other ministers. Writing to young Timothy, the Apostle Paul confirmed that if a man aspires to be a pastor, “it is a fine work he aspires to do.” [I Timothy 3:1, NASB] Likewise, it is a high honor to be called of God into the ministry of the Church. How do you know if God is calling you?

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