Mailbag #84: I Live too Far from A Healthy Church. What Should I Do? . . . Among Baptists, What’s the History of a Plurality of Elders?By S. Emadi, S. DeMars | 05.31.2019
— I live in an extremely rural area where we have many churches but none that are healthy. What should I do? — Many Baptist churches now have multiple elders. I understand the biblical case for this, but what’s the history of a plurality of elders among Baptists?
The prosperity gospel is evil, and it’s spreading across the globe like wildfire.
A preacher who studies the text but not his people is missing out on clearer application and more nuanced communication.
Christians need to think more clearly about our innate moral calibration mechanism, and I’m confident this little book will help us do just that.
I’m writing to you today because we’re concerned to see a steadily growing trend in America. It’s called “revitalization.”
How are the families in your church are doing at loving single people? Do they strive to fold single people into their lives?
How can I say Christians ought to do something if the Bible doesn’t explicitly say that they should?
Love the gospel, protect it, and guard it. And for the love of all things good and holy, please stop sending missionaries if they don’t.