Vincent Tigno, Jr.

Vincent Tigno, Jr., Ph.D., is a retired pastor. He lives in Yucaipa, California.

MINISTER-TO-BE: Study Human Nature

"If there ever was a time when ministers should study the human mind in order to cope with an ever-advancing educated audience, now is such a time."

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The Challenge of Gospel Seed Sowing

THE work of seed sowing is not "peanuts." The sower has to con tend not only with the temper of the elements but with all kinds of unpredictable as well as predict able factors. When the Saviour portrayed the gospel work as seed sowing (Matt. 13:3-8), He was both warning and challenging ministers in every age that their task is no weekend picnic. . .

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The Foolishness of Preaching

THE preacher determines to a large degree whether preaching is dubbed as "foolishness" or is acclaimed as "the voice of God." It is indeed the height of folly to take one hour of someone's time on a Saturday morning and waste it on clerical vocalization. . .

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A corner called Cherith

Elijahs ministry included both moments of high excitement and times of quiet service. In those quiet hours Elijah learned lessons that sustained and enriched his ministry through its more dynamic phases'. God often leads us to modern-day Cheriths.

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Needed: Christian leaders

What is the difference between a religious leader and a Christian leader? The contrast is plain in the New Testament, and Jesus made sure His disciples understood the difference. Would you feel more at home in the Sanhedrin, or in the upper room?

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Pastoral popularity: privilege or pitfall?

Weighing the pros and cons of pastoral popularity

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A man sent from God

As in times of old, God still chooses the most unlikely candidates for His ministry. Today there is a place in God's army for all kinds of men——the poor and the rich, the educated and the uneducated, the gifted and the average.

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