The church is lodged in that precarious place of ambiguity and tension between these two ages, and it must live there until Jesus returns, relying only on the Word and Spirit.
Today there is much debate as to whether the office of elder is really the same as the office of overseer or bishop.
A new day is dawning, and we are seeing signs of strong leadership arising from outside the West.
In what sense then is biblical male/female complementarity central and primary to the Christian faith?
In light of what Scripture says about preachers and preaching, who would want to argue that an expository approach to preaching is anything less than a necessity?
Many sermons intend to be expositional, yet fall somewhat short.
Congregational unity attests to the gospel’s power with unique efficacy.
It is now an unexamined assumption in many quarters: the best way to reach people is to be like them.
Every Christian is meant to be a theologian in the best and most intimate sense of the word.
Corporate prayer begins to take out the individualistic assumption that Christianity is only about me and my relationship with God.
In times that are hard, we encourage ourselves by praying, remembering that this is ultimately God’s work.
The glory of God is the goal of all of life, isn’t it? Is there a goal in preaching that is unique to preaching?
Fear of man isn’t the only issue pastors face, but it’s a huge one and will have an outsized impact on the faithfulness and shape of their ministry.
Church discipline is tough because it feels like the opposite of salvation. It feels like anti-salvation.