When you’re married to a non-Christian, you sing: “I want this song to be about Jesus,” while your spouse sings, “It’s just you and me.” There can be no ultimate harmony.
Conservative evangelical churches in Britain benefit from the legacy of faithful expositors of the Word. However, clarity on the centrality of the gospel is accompanied by confusion on the importance of secondary matters.
We asked three pastors to reflect on how the people of their nation—Brazil, Great Britain, and China—tend to respond to exercised authority.
Here are 12 kinds of sermons that appear to be expositional, but actually aren’t.
It is far too early to sign the church’s death warrant. Therefore, news of its decline have been greatly exaggerated.
Off the back of the conversations about accountability, one of the issues that I think many pastors face is that they just don’t know others well enough to have such accountibility. If you have a mature group of elders within your congregation you may find one such brother with whom you can share openly. I […]
A 500 page book on mission that doesn’t stare—in fact, doesn’t even glance—at the reality of hell for the unevangelized has lost its bearings.
For churches that already have an expositional ministry, this book will be richly encouraging because we all struggle to live out being the body of Christ.
Many sermons intend to be expositional, yet fall somewhat short.
A pastor can recognize the necessity of a healthy devotional life, but have unhealthy motives for making sure that it happens.
Unless we appreciate the importance and the urgency of prayer and meditation on God’s Word, we will leave it until tomorrow.
My greatest fear for the removal of authoritative preaching from the congregation is that the Scriptures themselves will cease to be treated as authoritative.
Mark Dever leads a roundtable in discussing the importance of biblical theology for the pastor.
Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes (Eph. 6:10-11). In the first article on the “Devotional Life of the ‘Professional Christian,’” we saw that pursuing Christ must be the central aim of our lives, and that our […]