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White Horse Inn: Conversational Theology

Are You Called to Ministry?

In this special episode concluding our White Horse Inn series on vocation, Michael Horton and Justin Holcomb sit down to discuss the call to vocational ministry. Drawing on their experiences as ordained ministers and seminary professors, they answer questions like: What are the qualifications for pastoral ministry? How do you know if you’re called to ministry? When should you go to seminary? And how can we encourage those in our midst we think may be called?


“As ministers, you’re dealing with birth, baptism, catechism, marriage, death, conversion, confession, and prayer. You have people who are peeling back the veil of darkness from sin and suffering and are a voice delivering words of hope and life. . . . To be a voice of hope and mercy and joy—that is unbelievably fulfilling.”

—Justin Holcomb


  • Michael Horton is White Horse Inn’s founder and co-host. In addition to serving as a J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary California, he is a minister in the United Reformed Churches. He is the author of more than 30 books.
  • Justin Holcomb is a Senior Fellow with Sola Media’s Theo Global. He also serves as a professor and Episcopal priest. He is the author or editor of more than 20 books.

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