It is impractical and impossible to rule out doctrinal errors before they appear. Problems must be dealt with after . . . they have become a significant problem for the church.
It’s easy to critique pastors who are fixated on “numbers.” But what’s the root issue there, and where does it show up in my heart?
One of the most important things that I can do for staff is to help them understand the diversity in the body of Christ and how to work patiently with all sorts of people.
I love my sheep. And I love myself. And it’s those two loves, wrongly focused, that tempt me down a gospel-denying path.
“Blessed to serve” is a phrase that rolls off the tongue readily enough, though often with less consideration than it deserves
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?