Here are eight maxims pastors ought to remember as they shepherd people through difficult bioethical decisions.
This excellent new book could rightly be called “The Collected Works of Sinclair Ferguson on Pastoral Ministry.”
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?
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.
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?
It’s vital for individual Christians to pursue holiness. But how can church members work *together* in fighting against the sin of pornography?
The sting of pornography has struck many marriages. The way forward can feel confusing and demoralizing. But there’s hope.
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.
The question I want us to consider is this: how do we discern whether or not a pastor who sins with pornography is disqualified?
When a church member first confesses pornography consumption, they’re usually relieved to admit their battle and get help in their fight.
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 should we respond we a public servant, an elder, or the preacher confesses to looking at pornography?
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.
May all elders have the reputation that they are given to hospitality.