Baptist Covenant Theology: A Pastor’s Best Defense Against TheonomyBy 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 FriendshipBy 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. ArnoldReview 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 RhythmBy 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. ShaddenReview 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-SolutionsBy 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. CarrollReview 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 ChangReview 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 WattsReview 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 WrightReview 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 ElderBy 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 PlantersBy 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 NelsonReview 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 ChurchesBy Cody Hale | 01.10.2023
The healthiest churches are often the result of pastoral ministries shaped by a long-term perspective of the kingdom.