Jonathan chats with Aaron Menikoff about his article from the recent Journal on Heaven, in which he argues that the heavenly minded ought to do the most earthly good.
The older I get, the more I long for heaven. But this longing isn’t tempting me to curl up on the couch, cover my eyes, and simply wait for this terrible world to go away.
In this conversation, Jonathan Leeman chats with Aaron Menikoff about his article, and why pastors of all people must care about their personal holiness.
The gathered church equips saints to be in the world evangelizing the lost. A scattered church engages unbelievers and points them to the unique beauty of the Christian assembly. Confused roles compromise the church’s ability to fulfill the Great Commission.
Brother pastor, do you care about holiness? Please don’t give up caring. Be vigilant. Soldier on against your sin from this day to the day of your death.
More than anything, God expects pastors to be faithful. An overflowing auditorium and an efficient church is no substitute for personal holiness.
This pandemic should not be squandered. While we’re all stuck at home, let’s minister to our homebound members with renewed vigor.
Sometimes the road to Christ is wider, and sometimes it’s narrower. But it’s always there, and the faithful preacher will call believers and unbelievers alike to repentance and faith whenever the Book is opened.
Pastor, the best way for you to cultivate patience is to realize your life is more than your pastoral ministry.
Why is pastoring in a city full of mega-churches both a blessing and a challenge? Aaron Menikoff explains.
You Found Me provides some healthy directives to churches which have grown stagnant in their evangelism. His book also left me with several important questions for Richardson that discerning readers need to consider.
Mailbag #86: Considering the Danger, Should Muslim-Background Believers Be Baptized . . . My Friends Who Want to Be Pastors Think Polity Is Boring. How Can I Help Them?By A. Menikoff, A. Duty | 07.12.2019
— Should we encourage Muslim-background believers to be baptized, even when it endangers their lives? — My friends want to be pastors. But they have no interest in polity. How can I help them see its importance?
Smaller churches are not godlier than larger churches. I’m not calling for no growth. I’m simply going to suggest both you and your congregation will be well-served by slow and steady growth.
Mailbag #75: Does a Wife’s Alcoholism Disqualify a Deacon? . . . Should the Qualifications of a “Youth Pastor” Be Different? . . . Responding When We Feel “Pressured” to Join a ChurchBy A. Menikoff, A. Duty, P. Tibayan | 02.22.2019
Does a Wife’s Alcoholism Disqualify a Deacon? . . . Should the Qualifications of a “Youth Pastor” Be Different? . . . Responding When We Feel “Pressured” to Join a Church
The last thing I want to do is imply one must embrace Calvinism to be a good pastor. Rather, in this article, I simply aim to reflect on how an affirmation of the doctrines of grace can spur a pastor on to greater degrees of faithfulness.