Jonathan Leeman reflects on the recent and popular project of «deconstructing» evangelicalism.
SOUND DOCTRINE FOR FAITHFUL SHEPHERDS
When we pit doctrine against devotion to Christ, we pit Christ against himself.
When I say we need pastor-theologians in the church, I mean that every pastor must conduct his ministry with an eye to declaring theological truth, diagnosing theological error, and discipling his congregation to be theologically informed and articulate.
Scripture establishes pastors as the theological leaders of the church, however much they might think they have delegated this responsibility to the academy
If we’re committed to biblical shepherding, we must take doctrine seriously, since the ongoing spiritual health and growth of our disciples depends upon it.
Do pastors need to pursue a PhD?
SOUND DOCTRINE FOR CHURCH LIFE
Your membership directory is more than a list of addresses and phone numbers. Each picture should represent Christ’s work, his priestly service of purification and redemption.
Conversion is supernatural, and its implications for how you conduct your next church membership interviews are enormous.
What does sola fide have to do with Facebook squabbles?
The usefulness of accountability relationships depends on whether or not you allow the Bible’s instruction about people to inform how you think about such groups.
We should prioritize our King’s priorities with his finances by discipling the members of our local churches and evangelizing the nations until he returns.
Church discipline is a God-given means of growing his people in holiness. It seeks the good of the sinner, the building up of the church, and the glory of God.
You cannot share the gospel of Jesus without mentioning the reality of sin. When we do, we deceive people about what the gospel is.
SOUND DOCTRINE FOR SUNDAY MORNINGS
What you believe about how God reveals himself to us will impact what kind of church you build.
Week after week, across the globe, the vision of Revelation 4–5 is fulfilled as congregations praise one God in three persons, our Maker, our Redeemer, our Reward.
Though we intuitively think of prayer as something we do to God, the trinitarian dynamics of prayer tell us just the opposite; more than anything, prayer is something God does to us.
Editor’s note: We asked the question, «What songs should churches sing that teach their people sound doctrine?» Below, we’ve recorded several responses. * * * * * Matt Merker “Hark! The Herald … keep reading…
The Trinity is one of the most central and crucial Christian doctrines; it is also one of the least prooftext-able.
Don’t «Waffle House» your preaching text.
So in 2021, in a largely unchurched and post-Christian European country, why make confessions a regular rhythm in church life?