What can a 424-year-old book teach us about the conscience? And why does it matter for us today?
Charles Spurgeon lived during a time of social and political upheaval. How did that affect his preaching?
Don’t Get Left Behind: Why Pastors Should Consider Preaching through Revelation in Our Cultural MomentBy Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020
If you want to pastor faithfully in the midst of cultural and political turmoil, then consider teaching through the book of Revelation.
We feel the political heat for different reasons, but we all feel it. How do we endure? Here are thirteen principles for pastoring through political turmoil.
How to Hold Your Tongue About Politics And Thereby Not Split Your Church Over Things the Bible Doesn’t Talk About: AN ADDENDUMBy Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020
What are some guardrails that can help a pastor navigate political issues, especially in a year like 2020?
Perseverance is a drum pastors can always afford to beat, especially during a pandemic. And Hebrews tells us how to persevere: look to Christ who persevered before us, and for us.
From my experience, immigrant churches tend toward program-centric ministry. Why? It’s complicated.
When I became a lead pastor, I preached the gospel enthusiastically, but I didn’t understand its winnowing power or how positive that process would be.
“I’m looking for a church that’s just like me.” Few people would say it quite so crassly, but the sentiment is common.
I want to reflect briefly on whether and how the preexistence of Christ could impact the preaching of the Old Testament.
How would you, according to Scripture, define the church? Does this definition free you up or weigh you down?
The last church I expected to pastor was an immigrant church. Twelve years later, I realize how wrong I was.
We love and forgive others because the Lord Jesus has first loved and forgiven us (Eph. 4:32). This is the heart and soul of the gospel, portrayed in the book of Philemon.
I’ve never met a growing and mature Christian who doesn’t regularly attend a gospel-preaching church.
Hopefully, these passages and the questions they evoke will propel us to become the fishbowl community into which the nations can look and clearly see tangible, gospel-centered love in a world that so desperately needs it.