Am I Called? is a ministry of Dave Harvey and friends. We want to help men find their call to gospel ministry and to help churches find called men.
Through articles, regular blog posts, podcasts, and other resources, Am I Called? will help men evaluate whether or not they are called to pastoral ministry, as well as help churches find men who are called to pastoral ministry.
Each week all over the world, there are men – often younger but sometimes middle aged or beyond – who earnestly wrestle with a nagging question. They have dreams and drives. They query friends, consult pastors, exhaust mentors, and sometimes
Dave Harvey regularly interviews key Christian leaders to discuss the issue of pastoral calling, as well as pastoral leadership in general. Below, you will find some of the most recent interviews. You can also listen to all the episodes on
In the book, Am I Called: The Summons to Pastoral Ministry, there are six questions which a man must ask himself in order to evaluate whether or not he is called to pastoral ministry. These resources are organized according to those questions. We’ve
I love words.
In a broken world, words heal.
Gettysburg is remembered for 272 words.
Words change minds. Mahalia yelled,
“Martin, tell them about the dream!”
Her words found purchase, and 50 years later
grade-schoolers recite Dr. King’s words.
By them slaves are emancipated,
citizens united, constitutions crafted,
classics created, civilizations ordered.
Words hail the soul.
Transporting us by music; amusing us by rhyme;
inspiring us by drama, inciting us by eloquence.
In the mouth of a wise man, words sparkle.
When piercing dark minds, words enlighten;
…dark nights, words animate;
…dark times, words illuminate.
From the lips of the prophet, words reform.
When the conscience clefts, words smite.
Two days ago a confession came from one who used words poorly.
A gospel reenactment, courtesy of words.
I love words.
I hate words.
Words bite, leaving poisonous marks.
Words wreck, undoing heart and home.
“You keep using that word,” said Inigo Montoya,
“I don’t think that means what you think it means.”
Words have many meanings.
denigrate, disgrace, destroy.
By words Chamberlain placated
and Hitler exterminated.
Words betray, loyal by talk
and deadly by intent.
Small words cause great pain.
Words are fickle.
With many, sin is multiplied;
With few, fools run wild;
With none, evil incubates.
To love words swells the mind
and to detest them damns the soul.
Words mystify, like parables cloaking truth.
Words charm, hissing with temptation.
Words trigger, eruptions of anger;
explosions of wrath; declarations of war.
I respect words, but never enough.
So I hate words.
I need words.
Not the maxims of mortals nor the mumblings of man.
The Word behind the Prophets, the Psalms,
the Gospels, and the Epistles.
The Word from the beginning;
the Word with God;
The Word made flesh;
The Word was God.
This Word reverberates.
Conveying grace, carrying wisdom,
consoling hearts, capturing imaginations,
cultivating joys, comforting sufferers,
confounding worldliness, correcting sinners,
creating Life, Communicating the Mind of God
to the soul of man.
I need the Word of God.
The One who spoke the words I hated,
that I might know the Word who loved.
And because the Word was made Incarnate,
upon His word we stand redeemed.
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It’s been two weeks since the world discovered that Donald J. Trump would become the 45th President of the United States of America. Admittedly, nobody saw this coming – nobody expected this to happen. It seems that most, like myself,
As pastors, we love the Bride of Christ. Pastors sacrifice for the church because pastors love the church. That honors Jesus! But here’s my question: after a 50+ hour week of loving others, do you ever struggle to sacrifice for
The following article was originally released on the The Gospel Coalition website as apart of “The Preacher’s Toolkit” article series. -Joseph Hearne AIC Content Manager This is an easier question to ask than answer. It’s tempting to reply with the time-honored