So how do you know if you’re principled or just a contentious jerk?
Pastor, your job is to honor and celebrate the embodied persons that God created every man and woman to be, and to teach your congregation to do the same.
If you want to help your church know what to make of the LGBTQ movement, as well as their own personal temptations, you’ll want to understand the soil out of which it grows.
In some circles, cultural arguments receive precedence over scriptural ones—as if they alone have the final say on the truth or falsity of a particular biblical interpretation.
How should Christians in general and pastors in particular think about discipling amid the proliferation of social media?
We all need to cultivate that certain unmessianic sense of non-destiny which will make us better citizens of the kingdom.
The world is awash in self-identity and the need to express it far and wide. So what do parents do?
What can unearth and uproot and undermine the unbiblical assumptions that animate identity politics and threaten to tear apart what God has joined together? I would submit a simple, perhaps surprisingly obvious answer.
What happens when a member’s “inward quest for personal psychological happiness” contradicts the teaching of Scripture? Who decides whether that’s true?
Pastor, you’re not a therapist. You hold a longer-term position in the lives of your people.
Our context makes the Christian life of singleness all the more challenging, and the healthy pastoring of single people all the more urgent.
Preach the Word. Apply it to your people’s lives. Tell them who they are in Christ. Remind them where they are in his story. The Word will do the rest.
The new self we are to put on is Jesus Christ, who represents God’s new humanity. It is not that we thereby lose our individuality. But who we are is brought to completion in him.
Strange New World is a remarkable combination of depth and readability, clearly presenting the arguments from his earlier work without sacrificing essential background information or insightful analysis.
In many ways, ministry in the 21st century West really is the best of times and the worst of times. Some unhealthy churches have fully capitulated to the rise and triumph of the modern self. Others have effectively rebelled against its influence.