The role of pastor-preacher, if done faithfully, is one of the most taxing jobs in the world.
Is congregationalism a democracy? There are some striking resemblances, but the biblical answer is no.
What do you do when you struggle to get along with a fellow elder?
Church members are the people who generally make or break a local church.
As we know, the one qualification that separates elders from other roles in the church is that they be “able to teach” (1 Tim. 3:2).
Just what is “biblical counseling” anyway?
Should you use the 1689 London Confession in your church? Yes, and here’s why.
To say that Jesus is the shepherd of his flock is to say that he’s a ruler.
If systematic theology is derivative of biblical theology, then pastoral theology is derivative of systematic theology.
Why must an elder pay close attention to himself? Isn’t that selfish? No. It’s responsible.
The man who is a shepherd of God’s people must know that he is a guardian of God’s fame, a fact in which he should find tremendous confidence.
Unless Genesis 1:1 is true, then we will have problems convincing anyone that there is a problem with sin and a need for redemption.
Bad records and outdated rolls trouble any faithful pastor’s existence. Yet before you sweep things clean, consider both why and how this should be done.