In Matthew 5:32 and 19:9, Jesus gives grounds for divorce based on sexual immorality (porneia). Does pornography use qualify?
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.
How should a pastor shepherd people through disagreement? How should he balance the tension between being a truth-teller and a peacemaker? Mark and Jonathan discuss.
May all elders have the reputation that they are given to hospitality.
Through his friendship with Martin Bucer, Calvin learned not only how to be a better pastor, but he also grew as a Christian in patience and humility.
If you build a ministry where no one can give you feedback, you are teaching your congregation to be proud and self-defensive.
Book Review: James Robinson Graves—Staking the Boundaries of Baptist Identity, by James A. PattersonReview by Caleb Greggsen | 09.21.2018
This book provides a cautionary tale for everyone committed to teaching and promoting sound Baptist polity as the polity most faithful to Scripture.
A simple idea for pastors to encourage their people—just like the apostle Paul.
“Raising up a plurality of qualified elders has been the best single thing that’s happened to me as the senior pastor.”
Simply put, this book isn’t meant to equip pastors for pastoral ministry to a depressed world. It’s a book for pastors who wrestle with depression themselves.
We need fewer men who feel “called” and more men who aspire to the office of elder.
Mark and Jonathan discuss the subject of burnout, particularly how it happens and what church leaders can do to avoid it in the first place.
May the mighty promises of Christ fuel our faith until, at last, we see him face to face.
I was an unhappy pastor.
It should not then surprise you, pastor, that you may experience depression—even though you’ve never experienced it before.