An Open Letter to Baptist Pastors Considering Open Membership

By Sam Emadi | 01.14.2019

Baptism is an authorized declaration of the credibility of someone’s confession, not just a private judgment about whether we think someone is a Christian.

6 Reasons You Should Preach through Amos

By Nathan Loudin | 01.10.2019

Has anyone had a church member recently ask, “Hey, when are you going to finally preach a series through Amos?”

Practice Charity, Pursue Credibility: How to Respond to a Child’s Profession of Faith

By C. Greggsen, S. Emadi | 01.07.2019

In every case, a church ought to be careful, weeding through words to attempt to discern the motivation behind a profession of faith―in other words, its credibility.

A Pastor, His Dying Wife, and Their Church—A Group Text

By Jonathan Leeman | 01.04.2019

Even in life’s most tragic moments, Christians can be thankful for the local church.

You Can’t Preach Christ Without Preaching Depravity

By Bradley Larson | 01.02.2019

If we aim to preach Christ in our churches, then we must preach about what he endured and overcame on the cross.

Best Books for Pastors 2018

Best Books for Pastors in 2018

By Alex Duke | 12.21.2018

We asked pastors from around the world a simple question: what books did you read in 2018 that helped you be a better pastor?

4 Reasons You Should Preach through Joel

By Benjamin Wright | 12.20.2018

Joel reaches all the way back to the curses of the Old Covenant and then all the way forward to anticipate the fulfillment of the New Covenant. It walks us from the Pentateuch to Revelation.

Five Encouragements for Pastors Intimidated by Biblical Counseling

By Edward T. Welch | 12.17.2018

While caring for those who are suffering, many pastors are tempted to feel overwhelmed and under-qualified. If that’s you, pastor, here are five things to remember.

4 Reasons You Should Preach through Hosea

By Adam Triplett | 12.14.2018

Why should pastors preach through the book of Hosea? Consider these four reasons.

The Pastor and Difficult Bioethical Decision Making

By Jeremy Meeks | 12.10.2018

Here are eight maxims pastors ought to remember as they shepherd people through difficult bioethical decisions.

3 Reasons to Preach through Daniel

By Josh Manley | 12.07.2018

The book of Daniel isn’t about Daniel. The book of Daniel is about Daniel’s God. If what you’ve taught or learned from this soaring book is that you should “dare to be a Daniel,” then I’m afraid you entirely missed the point.

Tips for Lay Preachers

By Tony Merritt Jr. | 12.04.2018

Remember, all Scripture is inspired and profitable for God’s people (2 Tim 3:16). All of Scripture points to the gospel and to the Lord Jesus Christ. So in that sense, it doesn’t matter what text you choose to preach. Preach Christ and Him crucified. Exalt Him and get out of the way.

3 Reasons You Should Preach through Ezekiel

By Michael Lawrence | 11.29.2018

Unless you’re one of those people that is into arcane prophecy and end-times speculation, then why should you preach the book of Ezekiel? Here are three reasons.

When A Pastor Commits Suicide

By Nathan Carter | 11.28.2018

Yet another pastor committed suicide. But this time, he was my close friend. And so I keep asking myself: How can I make sense of this?

It’s Not Our Job to “Finish” the Missionary Task

By Matt Bennett | 11.26.2018

Rather than aiming to “finish” the missionary task, let’s unite under the more modest banner of simply being faithful to the task.