Gone and Back Again: My Departure and Return to the Immigrant Church

By Jonathan Szeto | 03.27.2020

At a large meeting with fellow pastors, I struck up a conversation with the man sitting next to me. We shared about our families and the churches we serve. After describing my immigrant church context, he shot me a look of astonishment. “Whoa. It sounds like you have multiple churches meeting in one building. I […]

4 Ways to Care for Fearful Church Members

By Jonathan Rourke | 03.25.2020

This present struggle will pass, but it’s just a matter of time before the next one comes. In preparation, let’s be stewards of this current crisis.

Why Complementarians Should Be “First Responders” Against Abuse

By Jonathan Leeman | 03.25.2020

If we’re going to fight to preserve God-given authority, then we must also fight its abuses.

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Episode 120: On Shepherding Saints While Sheltered In Place (with Garrett Kell)

By G. Kell, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.24.2020

These days, pastoring seems very different. But the most important things have remained the same.

Pastoring Amid Pandemic (Part 2): Counsel from a Pastor in Italy

By Matt Johnston | 03.23.2020

if the virus continues to make headway, the normal rhythms of life will continue to be thrown off and unique shepherding opportunities will abound. We should be alert.

Biblical Manhood and Womanhood—Or Christlikeness?

By Jonathan Leeman | 03.20.2020

It has become a common trope to argue that Bible calls us to Christlikeness, not biblical manhood and womanhood. This is a category error.

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What Is Biblical Encouragement?

By Ed Moore | 03.19.2020

Biblical encouragement isn’t a pep talk. It’s not a halftime motivational speech. It’s not manipulation or a pat on the back or how to “win friends and influence people.” No, biblical encouragement is always rooted in the gospel.

Pastoring Amid Pandemic: Counsel from a Pastor in China

By Mark Collins | 03.18.2020

We are asking that God would use what others see as a great calamity to bring about a great awakening.

25 Hymns to Sing in Troubled Times

By Matt Merker | 03.15.2020

In a time of uncertainty, what should we sing?

Does the Book of Acts Teach Spontaneous Baptisms?

By Caleb Morell | 03.10.2020

The claim that Acts demonstrates a uniform pattern of spontaneous baptisms is overstated.

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Episode 118: On Spontaneous Baptisms (with Caleb Morell)

By C. Morell, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.10.2020

Are spontaneous baptisms a good idea? Does the book of Acts prescribe them?

Book Review: Reformed Preaching, by Joel Beeke

Review by Mark Redfern | 03.05.2020

Reformed Preaching offers a robust assessment of the core of biblical preaching: reaching the heart of people with the Word of God through the heart of the preacher.

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Episode 116: On Training Young Preachers (with Isaac Adams)

By I. Adams, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.25.2020

One of the best ways to raise up the next generation of preachers is to give unproven guys opportunities. In this episode, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever and Isaac Adams about training young preachers.

Book Review: Discerning Your Call To Ministry, by Jason Allen

Review by Jeremy Yong | 02.20.2020

As I reflect on my own journey to the ministry, I wish I had this book as a young man exploring what it meant to be a pastor.

What Is a Healthy Church?

By Mark Dever

What is an ideal church, and how can you tell? How does it look different from other churches? More importantly, how does it act differently, especially in society? Many of us aren’t sure how to answer those questions, even though we probably have some preconceived idea. But with this book, you don’t have to wonder […]