Baucham has done a service to the church by calling us back from a wrong-headed trust in programs and professionals.
It’s easy to critique pastors who are fixated on “numbers.” But what’s the root issue there, and where does it show up in my heart?
I love my sheep. And I love myself. And it’s those two loves, wrongly focused, that tempt me down a gospel-denying path.
It’s not just, or even mainly, my wrongly ordered love of the sheep that pulls me toward liberalism. Even more powerful is my love of self.
A Pastors’ and Theologians’ Forum:
What lessons have you learned the hard way in selecting elders?
Biblical theology is an attempt to understand the whole Bible as Christian scripture telling the story of Christ.
Fear of man isn’t the only issue pastors face, but it’s a huge one and will have an outsized impact on the faithfulness and shape of their ministry.
These two lessons have impressed themselves upon me already concerning the preparation of expositional sermon series on a schedule.
The free grace that forgives is also a grace that transforms, turning bad trees which produce bad fruit into good trees which produce good fruit.
From the perspective of the Fall, we understand better not only what it means that we have all truly left home, but also how we can make it back again.
Jesus did not claim the throne of Rome or any other empire. No, his claim was over the whole world, the entire creation, and for that only thorns would do.
I love my sheep, and I love myself. And it’s those two loves, wrongly focused, that tempt me down a gospel-denying path.
Mark Dever leads a roundtable in discussing the importance of biblical theology for the pastor.
As Christians, we are salt and light when we live as citizens of heaven, when we apply his Word to the responsibilities he has entrusted to steward in the city of man.