This blog is a resource from the faculty and friends of Western Seminary focused on “living the Gospel in an everyday world.” In other words, we’re here to think through the implications of the Gospel for leading God’s people in everyday life and ministry.

We believe that the Gospel should impact every area of life and ministry. So whether you lead a church of thousands or a small group of ten, whether you’re a pastor or a marketplace leader, whether you lead in the church, the community, or at home, you need to understand the Gospel and its significance for your life and ministry.

So we write on the Bible, theology, ministry, leadership, and culture, and other issues. But ultimately, we bring all of these things back to the Gospel.

Our goal is to create relevant, insightful, Gospel-centered content that you can put to use in your ministry. If you are involved in Christian leadership in any capacity, then this blog is for you.


Our Authors

Our authors bring a wide range of knowledge, expertise, and experience to their writing. Todd Miles, Director of the Master of Theology program, manages the blog and writes regularly on theology and hermeneutics. Art Azurdia, Director of the Doctor of Ministry program, brings a weekly sermon blog, sharing parts of his preparation and interpretation process as he delivers Christ-centered messages, while professors Ron Marrs, J. Carl Laney, and Gerry Breshears contribute with articles on biblical topics and cultural trends. Bev Hislop (Women’s Center for Ministry), Jim Hislop (Center for Leadership Development), and Chad Hall (Coaching) each bring unique ministry experience and delve deeper into the personal and relational aspects of Christian growth.

In addition to these eight authors, we invite a wide range of guest bloggers, all affiliated with Western Seminary,  to add their insights and experiences to the mix. In this way, we seek to provide a robust community of authors who will help you develop into the best minister of the Gospel you can be.


Contact Us

We’d really like to be the best possible resource for you. And, to do that, we’d love to interact with you as much as we can. So, here are some ways that you can connect with us:

  • Comments: Please feel free to comment on any of our posts. We’ll do our best to interact with all of your comments.
  • Contact the blog manager:  If you’d like to connect with someone about the blog as a whole, please email Todd Miles at tmiles@westernseminary.edu.
  • Many of our contributing authors and faculty members have Facebook and Twitter accounts. Feel free to follow them and connect with them through those channels.



The opinions expressed by the various authors on this blog do not necessarily represent those of Western Seminary. And, we provide information on an as-is basis. So, we make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog, nor will we be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.


Comment Policy

We hate to even mention it, but we do have some policies that we’d like you to know about when you leave a comment. We’d love to have your comments, but we want to make sure that everyone understands the guidelines. So, if you have any questions, please check out our Comment Policy.