Mark Redfern

Heavenly Helps for Pastoral Problems (with Mark Redfern)

By J. Leeman, M. Redfern | 02.15.2021

If you read through the pastoral epistles, you’ll notice how often Paul encourages Timothy and Titus with the hope of heaven. Jonathan Leeman chats with pastor Mark Redfern about this. * * * * * For more on this topic, you can read Mark’s article for our most recent Journal. Youtube iTunes Spotify

Book Review: 40 Questions About Pastoral Ministry, by Phil Newton

Review by Mark Redfern | 02.11.2021

Newton’s book gripped my heart, brought tears to my eyes, encouraged my faith, and put resolve in my soul.

Book Review: Devoted to God’s Church, by Sinclair Ferguson

Review by Mark Redfern | 01.14.2021

Ferguson’s portrait of church life is refreshing and one that feels, by God’s enabling grace, achievable.

Heavenly Helps for Pastoral Problems: 7 Ways Heaven Helps Us Overcome Challenges in Ministry

By Mark Redfern | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

Paul repeatedly connects the implications of eternal life to his pastoral labor. In this article, I will highlight seven of those implications.

Book Review: A Way With Words, by Dan Darling

Review by Mark Redfern | 11.05.2020

Far from being negative toward online interaction, A Way With Words paints a noble vision for online speech.

Recalibrating Sources of Encouragement: How My Sources of Joy Have Changed 10 Years into Ministry

By Mark Redfern | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

In my decade of pastoring, I’ve undergone a shift in the sources of my joy.

Book Review: The Elder, by Cornelis Van Dam

Review by Mark Redfern | 06.05.2020

Van Dam’s book will help you understand your pastoral calling as preservers and nurturers of life in the covenant community.

Book Review: Reformed Preaching, by Joel Beeke

Review by Mark Redfern | 03.05.2020

Reformed Preaching offers a robust assessment of the core of biblical preaching: reaching the heart of people with the Word of God through the heart of the preacher.

Book Review: Encouragement, by Mark Chanski

Review by Mark Redfern | 11.14.2019

Much like a product flying off of the shelves, encouragement is in high demand. But in all too many of our churches, it is in short supply.

Book Review: J-Curve, by Paul Miller

Review by Mark Redfern | 09.05.2019

This life is the wilderness before the promised land, where temptations to grumble abound. This present sojourn includes a cross being placed upon our shoulders before the crown that one day adorns our heads.

Book Review: Grace Defined and Defended

Review by Mark Redfern | 08.01.2019

In my own church, we recently spent the month of July preaching on the doctrines of grace. DeYoung’s book provided helpful historical context and pastoral application for the series. I gladly recommend this book to pastors and growing Christians alike.

Book Review: The Book Your Pastor Wishes You Would Read

By M. Redfern, T. Hoak | 06.27.2019

Just as pastors will be held accountable for how faithfully they obeyed the command to oversee the flock, so church members will be held accountable for how faithfully they obeyed the command to make shepherding their church a groan-free experience for their pastor.

What I Told My Congregation After Our Founding Pastor Died

By Mark Redfern | 06.07.2019

On that morning, I stood in front of our church on the first Sunday without our pastor of 46 years.

Book Review: Mere Calvinism, by Jim Orrick

Review by Mark Redfern | 05.09.2019

Let Orrick’s book lead you to a place of peaceful confidence in God’s love for you in Christ and a more robust worship of the One who deserves all the credit in our salvation.