In a healthy church, the work of bearing each other’s burdens and sorrows is never over. We’re always finding more problems to shepherd people through. And so I’m learning what it means to rest not in *my* finished work, but in Christ’s finished work for others.
Considering the reality of death can point us to the promises of God.
Ecclesiastes surprises people. That’s partly because it says things you don’t expect to hear from the Bible.
We often assume church planting requires more entrepreneurial skills than other pastoral contexts. Is that a fair assumption?
How do we learn to live with the fact that no sermon will ever measure up to the depths of our text, to the needs of our people, or to our ideal images of ourselves? What does success look like when you know your preaching will never be good enough?
We must guard against responses to cultural decline that appeal to a past that never existed or a future God hasn’t promised.
This book criticizes Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, and Max Lucado for their sentimentality. Is the critique convincing?
George Marsden offers us a window into a lost world and, to some extent, the story of how that world was lost.
Jobs said it’s not enough to offer customers what they already think they need. He wanted Apple to be a transformational influence, exposing and then meeting needs that customers didn’t realize they had.
The Word is profitable, Paul insists, even when the results have been discouraging. So there’s nothing to do but to keep on preaching that Word, in season and out of season.
We want to see our members embrace an evangelistic way of life that trickles into our conversations with each other, how we spend our time, how we pray.
Berry’s stories bring to life truths at the heart of the community we’re aiming for when we emphasize church membership.
An Anxious Age is an enjoyable and engaging read, thought provoking even where it isn’t fully convincing.
I found Dickerson’s information convincing overall: evangelical ministries are losing money, people, and the favor of the American public.
This book is a call for a renewed, robust, public confidence in the power of Christian orthodoxy. All faithful pastors should resonate with this plea.