Discipleship

Twenty Ways to Cultivate a Culture of Counseling

By Deepak Reju | 9Marks Journal: Counseling in the Church | 02.25.2010

By equipping your members to counsel one another, you enable them to do the front-line work of ministry. Here are twenty ways to cultivate a culture of counseling and discipleship in your church.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

Christian Discipleship and Growth with Donald Whitney

By D. S. Whitney, M. Dever | 01.25.2009

Don Whitney discusses busyness, praying through Scripture, the disciplines, mysticism, and more.

The Devotional Life of the Professional Christian

By Mike Gilbart-Smith | 09.08.2006

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 … keep reading…

The Pursuit of Christ in the Devotions of a Pastor

By Mike Gilbart-Smith | 06.08.2006

I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I … keep reading…

Salt and Light In the Nation’s Capital: A Pastor’s Perspective

By Michael Lawrence | 07.03.2005

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.

Book Review: When People Are Big and God is Small, by Ed Welch

Review by Greg Gilbert | 08.02.2002

This book would be useful to any pastor who is willing to have numerous and extended conversations with his people.

Book Review: Hearing God, by Dallas Willard

Review by Greg Gilbert | 07.02.2002

I think there are probably better, more biblically careful books that hold at least some portion of what Willard is arguing.

Book Review: Guidance and the Voice of God, by Phillip Jensen and Tony Payne

Review by Greg Gilbert | 02.03.2002

We know from the Bible what our destination is—union with Christ, and we know that God is working and moving to take us there.

Book Review: Doing Church as a Team, by Wayne Cordeiro

Review by Greg Gilbert | 10.05.2001

Cordeiro’s emphasis on every-member ministry has led him to neglect and somewhat relegate the importance of the preaching of the Word.

Book Review: Led By the Spirit, by Jim Elliff

Review by Greg Gilbert | 10.05.2001

Jim Elliff’s book is an extremely well-written and well-argued study of how the Holy Spirit guides the believer.

Book Review: The Connecting Church, by Randy Frazee

Review by Greg Gilbert | 08.05.2001

I am happy to see that Frazee has identified a problem that exists in a large part of the Christian church today. My only contention is with the solution that Frazee proposes.

Book Review: The Christian’s Guide to Guidance, by Jay Adams

Review by Greg Gilbert | 06.05.2001

Adams’s goal is to take the question of guidance, or of God’s will, and boil it down to a very simple proposition: God’s will is revealed to us solely through the Bible.

Book Review: Experiencing God, by Henry Blackaby

Review by Greg Gilbert | 05.22.2001

Much of Blackaby’s book, then, I think could be helpful to growing Christians.