What Is Catholicity and What Does It Require?  

By Jonathan Leeman | 09.29.2023

What do our churches mean by “catholic” when we recite the Nicene creed (381) and declare our belief in the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church?

Are Ecclesiological Convictions and Catholic Affirmations Mutually Exclusive?

By Jonathan Leeman | 09.25.2023

The charge of anti-catholicity, when used to critique ecclesial convictions, evinces an inadequate understanding of catholicity.

Ecclesiological Triage

By Michael Lawrence | 09.19.2023

How do we decide when and to what extent to cooperate with churches that are more or less like-minded?

Fundamentalism May Feel Safe, But It’s Shortsighted

By Phil Newton | 09.11.2023

Fundamentalism blinds us to healthy catholicity and theological error due to pride in a sterile, tightly-packaged belief system.

A Catholic Church

By Mark Dever | 09.05.2023

The church’s catholicity is the simple acknowledgement that the church is not confined to any one place or people.

How Catholicity Promotes Church-Centered Missions

By Ryan Robertson | 08.28.2023

How can pastors encourage their congregations to appreciate ecclesiological distinctives without discarding a spirit of catholicity?

Pastors and Social Media

By Samuel D. James | 08.24.2023

When pastors log on to social media and berate others relentlessly, post incessantly, or communicate inappropriately, it is very likely that red flags were visible before the point of crisis.

Single Assembly: Advancing the Gospel by Investing in Other Churches

By Alex Arrell | 08.21.2023

The implication of multi-site/service models is that the best way for the lost in your town, city, or country to hear the gospel is the expansion of one particular empire.

Spurgeon on Building a Culture of Evangelism

By Geoff Chang | 08.17.2023

As effective of an evangelistic preacher as C. H. Spurgeon was, he knew that he could not evangelize his community alone. He needed his congregation alongside him.

The Internet and Christian Catholicity

By Samuel D. James | 08.14.2023

Every Christian, church, and pastor lives in a specific context. It’s increasingly difficult to remember our particularity in the digital age.

Give Members Permission to Leave Your Church

By Juan Sanchez | 08.10.2023

Once we learn to hold on to our members loosely, assuming they are joining another gospel-preaching church, we will begin to enjoy the benefits of leading some to flourish elsewhere, blessing other churches as a result.

Technology-Mediated Ministry: How Far Is Too Far?

By Heath Woolman | 08.02.2023

Local church membership is too important to be mediated by a screen. 

Partnering Together: A Practical Guide

By Aaron Menikoff | 07.31.2023

Churches ought to relate in four specific and interconnected ways.

Congregationalism for a Church Plant in a Confucian Culture

By Paul Luo | 07.26.2023

Congregationalism is not only applicable for starting a church in the Confucian context but also beneficial for the long-term health of churches in East Asia.

What I’ve Learned from the Baptists

By Sam Ferguson | 07.24.2023

Here are four things Baptists have taught one Anglican about ecclesiology.