Let me say first of all what a privilege it was to have been invited to participate in the panel discussion at Southern Seminary a couple of weeks ago. I count all the men on that stage as friends—some of them long and deep friendships, others new and deepening. Whatever else we talked about there, […]
Mark Dever and I are considering, someday, writing a book together about preaching. In one of the sections of this imagined book, there would be a transcript of one or two of Mark’s sermons punctuated by comments from him reflecting on the sermon. Why did you say that, Mark? What were you thinking when you […]
I read James Davison Hunter’s book To Change the World several weeks ago. On the whole, I found it to be a really helpful contribution to the discussion about how Christians should be engaging the world around them, and what precisely they are doing—and just as important, what they are not doing—when they do so. Hunter proposes a paradigm […]
Why should Christians work? How can you trust God in the workplace? How can you avoid making an idol of work and being idle in work?
Why pray publicly for other churches? To crucify the spirit of competition, to show we’re on the same team, and to strengthen friendships.
How can elder boards avoid the vicious cycle of lay elders feeling pressured to rubber stamp staff elders’ decisions, then resenting them, then opposing them?
What were the human means and instruments of your conversion?
Here’s a short roadmap on the road to church reform that might help you keep your bearings as you move forward.
Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert, authors of the new book What is the Mission of the Church?, examine key biblical passages on mission, the poor, and the kingdom of God.
There’s enough biblical evidence in the New Testament to warrant the idea of a senior or lead pastor among the pastors.
In view of their new book, Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert discuss the mission of the church, social justice, and the gospel.
Is “incarnational” the best way to describe Christian mission?
Why do we do good works?
Hunter’s book is immediately relevant—and a corrective in many ways—to the current conversation going on among evangelicals
Why is it that when people think about hell, they always conclude that God must be at fault and not themselves?