The theological framework commonly called “Calvinism,” and the doctrine of unconditional election in particular, has profoundly shaped my understanding of success in ministry and sustained me through the toil of shepherding.
The goal of this piece is not to argue with or even to address the non-Calvinist pastor. It is to say to the Calvinist, “If you believe this, your ministry should look like that.”
How do you grow your church? It’s a question every pastor or church leader asks, a question in which almost every Christian is interested.
The Bible’s speed limit signs are posted everywhere, but our focus on numbers and fast growth causes us to speed right by them.
Preacher, if you don’t think you need to read this book, then, well . . . you need to read this book.
Why preach Obadiah? Because your people need to bask in the comfort that God will bring justice to those who target the innocent.
Has anyone had a church member recently ask, “Hey, when are you going to finally preach a series through Amos?”
What do pastors in the throes of church revitalization need to know? In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan interviews Mark and two other pastors who went through a revitalization, Andy Davis and Aaron Menikoff.
If we aim to preach Christ in our churches, then we must preach about what he endured and overcame on the cross.
We asked pastors from around the world a simple question: what books did you read in 2018 that helped you be a better pastor?
Joel reaches all the way back to the curses of the Old Covenant and then all the way forward to anticipate the fulfillment of the New Covenant. It walks us from the Pentateuch to Revelation.
Why should pastors preach through the book of Hosea? Consider these four reasons.
The book of Daniel isn’t about Daniel. The book of Daniel is about Daniel’s God. If what you’ve taught or learned from this soaring book is that you should “dare to be a Daniel,” then I’m afraid you entirely missed the point.
This excellent new book could rightly be called “The Collected Works of Sinclair Ferguson on Pastoral Ministry.”