Baptist Covenant Theology: A Pastor’s Best Defense Against Theonomy

By Jeff Wiesner | 9Marks Journal: A New Christian Authoritarianism? | 04.28.2023

In the face of today’s so-called “culture war,” Theonomy and Reconstruction teachers often take bold stands on social issues that attract anxious evangelicals. How can pastors guide and guard their sheep from possible error?

Modern Exhortations to Pastoral Friendship

By B. Croft, J. B. Carroll, M. A. G. Haykin | 03.16.2023

Despite increasing connectedness, many in our culture face a growing isolation of the soul and pastors are prime candidates for this paradoxical lifestyle.

So, You Want to Be a Pastor?

By Sean DeMars | 03.08.2023

Here is my appeal to the aspiring pastor: brother, count the cost.

Book Review: Pastoral Visitation, by Tyler C. Arnold

Review by Brian Davis | 02.22.2023

Christ has already broken into our world so that we stay seated in the presence of God abidingly. Therefore, pastoral visitations are not a way for people to be brought into the presence of God, but rather a context to grow their understanding of being in Christ.

Not Satisfied with Our Shepherding yet—but Finding a Good Rhythm

By Bob Johnson | 02.13.2023

Here’s how one group of elders is seeking to ensure that every member of their church is shepherded well.

Book Review: Shepherding the Pastor, by Phil A. Newton & Rich C. Shadden

Review by Jeremy Leong | 02.10.2023

‘Shepherding the Pastor’ is a wonderful addition to the bookshelf of any young pastor, as well as anyone considering pastoral ministry.

Night Terrors and Nearness: Real Comfort in Non-Solutions

By Matt Boga | 02.02.2023

Just as children sometimes need just their father’s presence, sometimes Christians need just a pastor’s presence.

Book Review: Pastoral Friendship, by Michael A. G. Haykin, Brian Croft & James B. Carroll

Review by Drew Hunter | 01.30.2023

“Pastor-to-pastor friendship” is a gift to pursue and enjoy for the sake of our souls, our churches, and a sustained and flourishing ministry.

Book Review: Spurgeon the Pastor, by Geoff Chang

Review by Liam Garvie | 01.27.2023

What kind of pastor was Spurgeon? How did he spend his time? Geoff Chang went trawling through the minutes of Met Tab meetings and wrote this book, an insight into the functional outworking of Spurgeon’s ecclesiology.

Book Review: Gospel-Driven Change, by Paul Watts

Review by Harry Fujiwara | 01.25.2023

In ‘Gospel-Driven Change’, Paul Watts comes alongside his reader as the seasoned, older pastor. Any younger pastor will learn from his experience.

Book Review: Succession, by Bryant Wright

Review by David Gough | 01.23.2023

A retired pastor who’s had to prepare his ministry for the next leader reviews the book ‘Succession: Preparing Your Ministry for the Next Leader’.

Questionnaire for a Prospective Elder

By 9Marks | 01.19.2023

How do you determine if a man is not only qualified to be an elder, but also compatible to elder at your church?

Reflections From a New Pastor For New Church Planters

By Joshua Roulhac | 01.17.2023

Here are 10 reflections/encouragements from a pastor who planted Congress Heights Community Church in SE Washington, DC last year.

Book Review: The Flourishing Pastor, by Tom Nelson

Review by Vergil Brown | 01.16.2023

Tom Nelson’s book ‘The Flourishing Pastor’ is a helpful diagnostic tool for church leaders. It’s like a thorough examination at a doctor’s office; it’s good for you, but it may also make you uncomfortable at times and reveal some trouble spots.

Planting Sticks: The Beauty of Pastoral Tenure in Rural Churches

By Cody Hale | 01.10.2023

The healthiest churches are often the result of pastoral ministries shaped by a long-term perspective of the kingdom.