Leadership

The Pastor and Difficult Bioethical Decision Making

By Jeremy Meeks | 12.10.2018

Here are eight maxims pastors ought to remember as they shepherd people through difficult bioethical decisions.

Book Review: Some Pastors and Teachers, by Sinclair Ferguson

Review by Mike McGregor | 11.30.2018

This excellent new book could rightly be called “The Collected Works of Sinclair Ferguson on Pastoral Ministry.”

When A Pastor Commits Suicide

By Nathan Carter | 11.28.2018

Yet another pastor committed suicide. But this time, he was my close friend. And so I keep asking myself: How can I make sense of this?

Book Review: Healthy Plurality = Durable Church, by Dave Harvey

Review by Aaron Menikoff | 11.21.2018

This book isn’t a biblical defense for plural eldership. Rather, it’s a practical guide to assessing and improving the quality of your elder body.

Four Lessons on Church Revitalization from John Knox

By Geoff Chang | 11.15.2018

Did you know that John Knox—the champion of the Scottish Reformation, the fearless preacher, the uncompromising prophet—was once defeated by a church business meeting?

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Episode 64: On Equipping the Church to Fight Pornography Together (with Deepak Reju)

By D. Reju, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 11.13.2018

It’s vital for individual Christians to pursue holiness. But how can church members work *together* in fighting against the sin of pornography?

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When Your Pastor-Husband Looks at Porn

By Carrie Kell | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

The sting of pornography has struck many marriages. The way forward can feel confusing and demoralizing. But there’s hope.

Watch Out! To a Pastor Indulging in Pornography

By Andy Naselli | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

Pastor, are you regularly indulging in pornography and rationalizing to yourself why it’s okay for you to do that? If that describes you, then you are in danger.

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Does Pornography Use Disqualify a Pastor?

By Garrett Kell | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

The question I want us to consider is this: how do we discern whether or not a pastor who sins with pornography is disqualified?

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What to Say When a Church Member Asks for Help

By Clint Darst | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

When a church member first confesses pornography consumption, they’re usually relieved to admit their battle and get help in their fight.

Can We Restore Pastors After Sexual Sin: A Longer Answer

By Jared C. Wilson | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

When a pastor has disqualified himself from his ministry, is he disqualified from ministry altogether? If so, for how long? Forever? Can he ever be restored? If so, how soon?

How to Respond When a Servant, an Elder, or the Preacher Struggles with Pornography

By Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.29.2018

How should we respond we a public servant, an elder, or the preacher confesses to looking at pornography?

How To Have Elders Without Actually Having Elders

By Walter Price | 10.26.2018

If I wanted to transition the church toward being elder-led, then I knew I faced a long, uphill struggle, if not outright war. So I did what my old pastor suggested. I had elders without having elders. Let me explain.

Elders Are to Be Hospitable, Not Just Their Wives

By Kent Butterfield | 10.15.2018

May all elders have the reputation that they are given to hospitality.

The Story of John Calvin and Martin Bucer

By Geoff Chang | 10.12.2018

Through his friendship with Martin Bucer, Calvin learned not only how to be a better pastor, but he also grew as a Christian in patience and humility.