It’s best not to think of children’s ministry as part of the church. Instead, think of it as a mission field.
The Bible expects us to discern quarrelsome people. But how?
Piper’s example is commendable. Pastors should get to know the Bible and their authors more comprehensively. How might our ministries change if we invested ourselves so thoroughly in Peter, John, Jeremiah, and others biblical authors?
Has anyone had a church member recently ask, “Hey, when are you going to finally preach a series through Amos?”
Simply put, this book isn’t meant to equip pastors for pastoral ministry to a depressed world. It’s a book for pastors who wrestle with depression themselves.
Our churches aren’t more than 300 yards from each other. One is a white church. One is a black church.