Yes, the preacher should be sensitive to the unchurched. But if we target the unchurched alone, the message may be lost or so diluted that God’s people become malnourished.
Here are five priorities you should bring to your first day of ministry.
I’m 29 years old. Can I apply the Scriptures effectively to the lives of people twice my age who live in a world without YouTube and iPods and dreams as big as the Montana sky?
I love thinking about the temporariness of my pastoral ministry.
Here is why we enthusiastically embrace the multi-site strategy as biblically sound, practically wise, and pastorally helpful.
In this new gospel, the great “evils” to be redressed do not call for any fundamental change of direction in the human heart.
From the perspective of the Fall, we understand better not only what it means that we have all truly left home, but also how we can make it back again.
Here are eight principles for dealing with difficult people.
Wrath and worth are perfectly matched together. The former takes the measure of the latter and expresses itself accordingly. One is as precious as the other.
Jesus did not claim the throne of Rome or any other empire. No, his claim was over the whole world, the entire creation, and for that only thorns would do.
Why are the pastors at Bethlehem Baptist Church joyfully committed to pastoral mentoring?
I am persuaded that training for pastoral ministry, as it’s currently practiced in the United States, does not adequately prepare God-called pastors for service in our churches.
So essential is the gospel to the Christian life that we need to be saturated in it in order to be healthy church members.
For all his off-the-cuff casualness, McLaren is nothing if not deliberate. He has an agenda, and it’s to reset altogether the church’s understanding of the gospel.
I love my sheep, and I love myself. And it’s those two loves, wrongly focused, that tempt me down a gospel-denying path.