Rather than a healthy, robust congregationalism, this church practiced congregational micromanagement.
There are no biblical qualifications for trustees, council members, “leadership teams,” or other titles of our devising.
The main difference between an elder and a deacon is a difference of gifts and calling, not character.
Elders lead ministry, deacons facilitate ministry, the congregation does ministry. That, I believe, is the New Testament model.
If you’re interviewing to be the pastor of a new church, what are some questions you should be sure to ask?By Colin Adams | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Moves | 03.08.2010
A list of theological, philosophy of ministry, and personal questions.
At the end of the day the Great Tradition, at least defined as the words of those creeds, simply isn’t going to be enough to ground Christian unity.
The inherent instability of theological liberalism is critical.
So, why is InterVarstity confused? I worry that it’s because they are muddled about the gospel.
Does the social gospel give us a more “real” Christianity?
The success or failure of the whole liberal agenda hinges on a patient public-relations campaign.
Do we believe that hell is a part of the perfection of God’s justice? If not, we have far greater theological problems than those localized to hell.
The day is coming when the cultural intellectual elites of evangelicalism—the institutions and the individuals—will face a tough decision.
Liberalism is a heresy of evangelicalism. Evangelicals often miss this point.
It’s not just, or even mainly, my wrongly ordered love of the sheep that pulls me toward liberalism. Even more powerful is my love of self.