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Belief in conspiracy theories is on the rise, particularly among Christians. Why is this the case? What, if anything, should pastors do about it?
In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever chat with T. David Gordon about the errors of theonomy. They also consider why might it be appealing to certain Christians in our day and what pastors should do about it.
Mark and Jonathan chart about the new 9Marks Journal: Pastoring through Political Turmoil.
Reintroducing the Doctrines of Church Membership and Discipline When the world speaks of “love,” it often means unconditional acceptance. Many churches have adopted this mind-set in their practice of membership and discipline–if they have not done away with such structures entirely. “Yet God’s love and God’s gospel are different than what the world expects,” writes […]
In this episode of Pastors Talk, Mark and Jonathan talk about how pastors can prepare their people for a tough political season.
When I refer to the ethics of voting, I mean I’m interested in what makes a vote sinful or permissible. I’m not asking what makes a vote good or wise.
We feel the political heat for different reasons, but we all feel it. How do we endure? Here are thirteen principles for pastoring through political turmoil.
When we think about the relationship between politics and the church, we need to remember that the church and the individual Christian have different jobs and different responsibilities.
How do you prevent a potential friction between staff and lay elders? How do you ensure they’re not just “yes men”? How much deference should non-staff elders give others?
Christians ought to put their political hope not in their favorite candidate, but in their local church. Jonathan Leeman explains how the gospel shapes the Christian’s political involvement.
Churches ought to have elders. Some will be paid (1 Tim. 5), but many will not. These unpaid elders are called “lay elders.” Is this distinction in the Bible?
How the Local Church Should Reflect God’s Love and Authority Our culture’s view of love―with no boundaries or judgments or conditions― justifies whatever our hearts want and whatever our hearts feel, rejecting any authority that gets in the way. Falsely heralded as the only path to true self-expression and self-realization, this kind of love diminishes―if […]