A workshop from TGC’s 2017 national conference.
Participants: Jonathan Leeman, Isaac Adams, Curtis Woods, Russell Moore, Kevin DeYoung
What is the Nature of Pastoral Authority? — Perspectives from a Methodist, a Presbyterian, and a BaptistBy B. Merkle, K. DeYoung, M. O'Reilly | 9Marks Journal: Authority: God's Good and Dangerous Gift | 09.26.2016
We asked three pastors from three different traditions to answer the question: What is the nature of a pastor’s authority?
When Phillips Brooks famously defined preaching as “the communication of truth through personality” I do believe he was talking about your own personality and not someone else’s. It has taken me awhile, but I finally feel like I have learned to be myself in the pulpit. Now whether this means my sermons are better or […]
We aren’t a model church by any means, but one of the things we’ve worked on a lot over the past five years is how we do congregational care and oversight. Even though we have a lot to learn, I thought a glimpse at how we do things might help other churches out there. Obviously, […]
This has helped me. I pass it along to any young preachers out there looking for free advice. When you come to a passage there are four things you can do: illustrate, defend, explain, apply. I rearranged the order from seminary class so the four points make a convenient acronym: IDEA. Most young preachers, and probably most preachers […]
A roundtable discussion on the Great Commission, sending, calling, prayer, patience, and more with the leaders of the Cross Conference.
It’s easy (and biblical) to insist that Christians should “do something about the poor.” But how can we sort out whom we should help, and how much?
What were the human means and instruments of your conversion?
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.
In view of their new book, Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert discuss the mission of the church, social justice, and the gospel.
I hope Dr. Plummer will consider publishing a popular level edition of the material which puts the cookies a few shelves lower and hires a graphic design team not so tied to the 1970s.
Is “incarnational” the best way to describe Christian mission?
Why do we do good works?
Divine wrath may not be the decorative masthead or the flag we raise up every flagpole. . . . It may not always be seen. But its absence will always be felt.
Discipline is possible, on a congregational and on a denomination-wide level. I’ve witnessed it with my own eyes. But it is rare and difficult.