Is every Christian a “missionary”? It turns out this is not an easy question to answer.
Mailbag #21: Must Preachers Be Seminary-Trained?; Baby Dedications; Elders Disagreeing Over CalvinismBy Jonathan Leeman | 11.23.2015
— Should we expect preachers to be seminary-trained? — Do baby dedications violate the regulative principle? — I’m a Calvinist, but does this mean all my fellow elders must be as well?
The best thing you can do for missionaries is to make sure you keep your church healthy. They can’t do the work there if churches are unhealthy here.
I am not confident that, if I took this book to heart and swallowed its Christianity whole, I would be ready to stand before God on that great and final day.
He was a man, and she was a woman. Similar, yet different—and she hated it.
What is it? A biblical understanding of conversion recognizes both what God does and what people do in salvation. In conversion, God gives life to the dead (Eph. 2:5) gives sight to the blind (2 Cor. 4:3-6) and gives the gifts of faith and repentance (Phil. 1:29; Acts 11:18). And in conversion, people repent of […]
A prosperity gospel church is a purely anti-nine marks church.
Some of pastors’ most obvious evangelistic opportunities are with members of our churches. But how can we reach them?
I found Dickerson’s information convincing overall: evangelical ministries are losing money, people, and the favor of the American public.
In this book, David Wells skillfully delineates the Bible’s teaching on conversion and teaches us how to connect the gospel to the basic mindsets of our day
Christianity is often seen as either “grandmom’s religion” or something for drug addicts and the incarcerated when they hit rock bottom.
What does it mean to be born again? What difference does it make for an individual Christian? For a church?
Don’t preach moralism. Ever. Preach the gospel every week. And then, with the indicatives of the gospel firmly in place, preach the imperatives that necessarily follow.
What were the human means and instruments of your conversion?
What is your task? It’s reminding them that they are Christians.