SEMINARIES AND CHURCHES: Allies or Antagonists Part 3

In the second part of this series, I discussed one of the reasons why the Seminary seems not to be an effective training ground for church ministry. In this part, I will be considering two more factors responsible for the seeming ineffectiveness of Seminary training for ministry in the church 2. Curriculum-Character Discrepancy: Another problem…

SEMINARIES AND CHURCHES: Allies or Antagonists? Part 2

This part continues what was discussed here. I do not claim to provide an exhaustive list of all the tensions that exist between the Seminary and the Church, neither do I think I can proffer all possible solutions. Nevertheless, let me quickly state some of these problems as I cannot also adequately list them all…

SEMINARY AND THE CHURCH: Allies or Antagonists? Part 1

Introduction A seminary is simply defined, in this paper, as an institution established PRIMARILY for the training of ministers for the church and other church-related or church-allied or parachurch ministries and organisations. Missionary Societies, Chaplaincy Ministries, Religious Educators in Secular Schools, Businessmen/women Fellowships, and many other similar institutions, are examples of such parachurch ministries around…

Part 3: SO GREAT A SALVATION

– by Deji Yesufu AFRICHURCH MONTHLY SUMMIT (August 2019): DAY THREE DO NOT REJECT THIS GREAT SALVATION Text: Hebrew 2:1-4 There are two instructions in this text that we should not overlook in the light of the need not to neglect the great salvation given to us. The first is in verse one that says:…

Part 2: SO GREAT A SALVATION

– by Deji Yesufu AFRICHURCH MONTHLY SUMMIT (August 2019): DAY TWO A GREAT SALVATION, A SURE SALVATION Text: Hebrew 2:1-4 Yesterday, and in the light of our opening scriptures, we saw that salvation from sin is the Christian gospel. If you do not agree with anything I said yesterday, I want to plead with you…

Part 1: SO GREAT A SALVATION

– by Deji Yesufu AFRICHURCH MONTHLY SUMMIT (August 2019): DAY ONE YOUR SIN AND YOUR SALVATION Introduction Text: Hebrew 2:1-4 The phrase “So great a  salvation” can be found in the text of scriptures Hebrew 2:3. If we would be able to examine the text properly in the light of our exhortation today, it would…

PART 3: “DEFENDING” GOD BUT “DESTROYING” HIS WORD, THE BIBLE

Part Three: God’s Sovereignty over Men’s Affairs Based on the second part (click here for the second part) which established that a true prophet does NOT speak in God’s name what God NEVER said, I move on to talk on what it means when a prophet prefaces his words withכֹּה־אָמַ֙ר יְהוָ֜ה (koh-’amar YHWH), i.e. “Thus…