Reformed churches sometimes struggle in reaching out to minority groups. In this article, the author discusses some reasons for this. Focus is given to the idea of "learned ministry" - the high educational requirement for entering ministry within the Reformed churches - which hinders such growth of multi-ethnic churches. Rethinking mission work and evangelism may be one way to change things.
This article engages with the sentiment that since God let David remain king after his adultery with Bathsheba, God can return someone to ministry despite their disqualifying sexual sin. It shows that David remained king because of the strength of God's messianic promise, and the sufficiency of the Messiah's death.
What is more important in the qualification of a pastor, the pastor's character or his skill? This article deals with this question.