Lessons for Missions from the Ministries of John G. Paton and Wang Ming-dao (王明道)By Eric Beach | 12.20.2022
Christians don’t always recognize the importance of the local church and church polity to missions. Yet some of the great missionaries and evangelists of the past knew that building healthy churches was central to their work.
Book Review: Augustine as Mentor, Edward SmitherReview by Eric Beach | 09.04.2020
Smither’s work is not only a fascinating historical exploration of one of the most titanic figures in church history, it’s a compelling and inspiring portrait of a man committed to raising up future pastors.
Preach the Gospel . . . and the LawBy Eric Beach | 07.29.2019
Scripture contains both commands to obey (law) and promises to believe for salvation (gospel). These are not antithetical to each other. Instead, they play indispensable yet different roles in the lives of Christians.
Book Review: The Crook in the Lot, by Thomas BostonReview by Eric Beach | 06.05.2017
This is an excellent book from a a pastor about the purposes and plans of God through hardships in our lives.
Lessons on Pastoring from Martin BucerBy Eric Beach | 05.04.2017
Martin Bucer (1491–1551) isn’t as well known as John Calvin or Martin Luther, but during the 16th century Bucer’s writings and reform of the church in Strasbourg influenced many
1500-Year-Old Pastoral Wisdom from John ChrysostomBy Eric Beach | 12.05.2016
Despite the more than 1500 years between us, I couldn’t help but notice the wisdom John Chrysostom offered for pastors today.
Book Review: What Grieving People Wish You Knew, by Nancy GuthrieReview by Eric Beach | 11.22.2016
Many Christians and church leaders spend time interacting with grieving people or equipping their congregations to care for those around them who are grieving. Consequently, this book is especially pertinent for pastors.
Book Review: Confessing the Faith, by Chad Van DixhoornReview by Eric Beach | 05.25.2016
What can a non-Presbyterian learn from the Westminster Confession of Faith?
A Collection of Book Reviews on the Church in ChinaReview by Eric Beach | 9Marks Journal: Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal | 12.21.2015
Here is a collection of several brief book reviews on the Christian church in China through the centuries.