#3: On church planting, writing, and preaching with Paul Dunk.

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The process of planting a church is one of the most daunting tasks a minister can face. But the glory of it is that it’s never done alone. The Bible says that where two or three are gathered, the Spirit is there, the Church is there. And so it is that we can embark upon reaching people and starting a church with the assurance that our success is guaranteed, even if that doesn’t mean a megachurch in 5 years, or even 50.

In this episode, Paul Dunk and I discuss God’s grace in preaching, ministering, and church-planting. We also talk about the importance of writing and blogging about the gospel. We also talk about the challenges of seminary and what it can do for young pastors, Paul, himself, finishing a Master’s at Knox Theological Seminary. I think you’ll find this conversation both fun and encouraging, as two aspiring writers and grace-addicts talk theology, scholasticism, and the gospel.


The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith, Tim Keller

Gospel Wakefulness, Jared C. Wilson

Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon, Bryan Chapell

One Way Love, Tullian Tchividjian

Grace: So Much More Than You Know and So Much Better Than You Think, Brad J. Gray


This episode is brought to you by the Christian Standard Bible. Find out more by going to CSBible.com.


Paul currently pastors KW Redeemder Presbyterian Church in Kitchener, Ontario. He blogs regularly for the church’s website, KWRedeemer.com, as well as for Christ Hold Fast and Knox Seminary, where he’s also in the midst of studying Greek and Hebrew for his Master’s degree. Along with being a pastor and student, Paul’s a retired race car driver turned coffee addict. You can follow him on Twitter, @pauldunk.


Intro music: “West Coast” by Ryan Little, licensed under CC BY 4.0.