Austin T. Duncan

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Professor of Pastoral Ministry, Director of D.Min. Studies

B.A., University of New Mexico
M.Div., The Master's Seminary
D.Min., The Master's Seminary

Austin has served in student ministry for over a decade. After earning his undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico, he moved to Los Angeles to attend The Master's Seminary in 2005. After serving as the junior high and high school pastor, he now serves as college pastor at Grace Community Church. He and his wife, Merilly, have three daughters and a son.

Articles by Austin T. Duncan

Thus Sayeth the Pastor: the Nature and Limits of Pastoral Authority image

Thus Sayeth the Pastor: the Nature and Limits of Pastoral Authority

Austin T. Duncan | May 8, 2018

In many churches today, pastoral authority has been abused and has overreached its God-given boundaries. To be a blessing to the church, leaders need a functional understanding of pastoral authority.

Occupational Obsolescence and the Priestly Order image

Occupational Obsolescence and the Priestly Order

Austin T. Duncan | February 9, 2018

For years, people have predicted that machines will make human workers obsolete. Hebrews teaches about occupational obsolescence and the priestly order.

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Not Just for Pastors

Austin T. Duncan | April 6, 2015

(Today’s post is adapted from Austin’s article “The Pastorals Are for People,” originally published in Expositor Magazine.) The classification of 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus as “the Pastoral Epistles” is as unhelpful as the phrase “full-time ministry.” When “full-time ministry” is used to identify pastors who are paid by the church, it may undermine the equipping of […]

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