Episode #29 - Carl Trueman talks Scholarship, Elder, Celebrity, Politics and more!

February 24, 2016
In this episode of the “Am I Called?” podcast Dave talks to Carl Trueman--a theologian, church historian, writer and Professor of Historical Theology and Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary. He's also a pastor. Carl regularly posts at Reformation21.org.

They discuss:
  • Call to scholarship and the church
  • The ministry as a distinctive calling in the UK
  • Training men to be elders
  • Lay elders vs. paid elders
  • Vulnerability of men in ministry to spiritual attacks
  • The culture of celebrity pastors
  • Politics
  • and more!


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Calling Question - Is Application Necessary to Make a Good Sermon?

February 11, 2016
In this episode of Calling Questions, Dave answers the following question: Is application really necessary to make a good sermon?
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Episode #28 - Jared Wilson talks Ministry and Calling

January 28, 2016

In this episode of the “Am I Called?” podcast, Dave talks to Jared Wilson, Director of Content Strategy for Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Managing Editor of For the Church

They discuss:
  • The biggest surprises in leadership they've encountered in 20 years
  • Church plant failures
  • Wrecking and recovering a marriage
  • Finding freedom from bondage
  • Changes in one's calling
  • and more!
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Episode #27 - Zack Eswine talks The Imperfect Pastor

January 12, 2016

In this episode of the “Am I Called?” podcast, Dave talks to Dr. Zack Eswine, author, pastor of Riverside Church in Webster Groves, Missouri, and Director of Homiletics and Professor of Applied Theology at Covenant Seminary. Serge supplies missionaries resources, care, mentoring and sending, inspiring them with Gospel truth.

Zack's new book is The Imperfect Pastor.

They discuss:

  • Zack's background and early success and how that came crashing down
  • How Zack found hope and healing
  • Contentment in ministry
  • The "recovery of our humanity" as pastors
  • Preaching barefoot
  • and more!
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Episode #27 - Zack Eswine talks The Imperfect Pastor

January 12, 2016

In this episode of the “Am I Called?” podcast, Dave talks to Dr. Zack Eswine, author, pastor of Riverside Church in Webster Groves, Missouri, and Director of Homiletics and Professor of Applied Theology at Covenant Seminary. Serge supplies missionaries resources, care, mentoring and sending, inspiring them with Gospel truth.

Zack's new book is The Imperfect Pastor.

They discuss:

  • Zack's background and early success and how that came crashing down
  • How Zack found hope and healing
  • Contentment in ministry
  • The "recovery of our humanity" as pastors
  • Preaching barefoot
  • and more!

Episode #26 - Matt Perman talks Biblical Productivity

October 26, 2015

In this episode of the “Am I Called?” podcast, Dave talks to Matt Perman: speaker, consultant, and author of the book What's Best Next? 

You can visit Matt's site at WhatsBestNext.com.

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Episode #25 - Bob Osborne talks Missions

October 19, 2015

In this episode of the “Am I Called?” podcast, Dave talks to Bob Osborne, Executive Director of Serge. Serge supplies missionaries with resources, care and mentoring, inspiring them with Gospel truth.

They discuss:

  • Grace at the fray
  • How Serge helps men and women identify their call to missions
  • How a call to missions differs from a call to pastoral ministry
  • Complications that emerge with pastors and missions agencies working together
  • The role of mission agencies working with the local church
  • and more!
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Episode #24 - Mike Bullmore talks Preaching

October 6, 2015

In this episode of the “Am I Called?” podcast, Dave talks to pastor Mike Bullmore.  Mike is the senior pastor of CrossWay Community Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he has served since 1998 (when the church was launched). For 15 years, Mike was Associate Professor of Homiletics (preaching) and Pastoral Theology, as well as chairman of the Practical Theology Department at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.

They discuss:

  • Life in the world of a homiletics professor
  • The role preaching plays in the evaluation of a church planter
  • How to determine if a man is called to preach
  • Plagiarizing preachers
  • and more!
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Episode #23 - Paul Tripp talks Suffering

September 17, 2015

In this episode, Dave Harvey talks to author and speaker Paul Tripp.  They discuss:

  • Paul's health
  • How God is meeting Paul in this time of physical difficulty
  • What's making a difference as he suffers
  • How called men can deal with suffering in ministry
  • Life and suffering in their 30's, 40's, 50's and 60's
  • What's in Paul's heart for the next generation of pastors and their futures
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