Lebanon is a spectacular country with a rich history. Her beauty is even recorded in the Bible. But for several thousand years, she has been plagued with destruction and corruption.
How to Hold Your Tongue About Politics And Thereby Not Split Your Church Over Things the Bible Doesn’t Talk AboutBy Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020
Greg Gilbert offers wisdom on how to hold your tongue about politics.
We feel the political heat for different reasons, but we all feel it. How do we endure? Here are thirteen principles for pastoring through political turmoil.
Charles Spurgeon lived during a time of social and political upheaval. How did that affect his preaching?
Why bother praying publicly for politicians? There are so many reasons not to do it. But they’re insufficient. Why? Simply put, because God commands it.
How to Hold Your Tongue About Politics And Thereby Not Split Your Church Over Things the Bible Doesn’t Talk About: AN ADDENDUMBy Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020
What are some guardrails that can help a pastor navigate political issues, especially in a year like 2020?
Book Review: Growing Healthy Asian American Churches, edited by Peter Cha, S. Steve Kang, and Helen LeeReview by Geoff Chang | 09.24.2020
My hope is that this book is the beginning of a fruitful conversation among Asian American leaders on what the Bible has to say about growing healthy Asian American churches.
How do you prevent a potential friction between staff and lay elders? How do you ensure they’re not just “yes men”? How much deference should non-staff elders give others?
Churches ought to have elders. Some will be paid (1 Tim. 5), but many will not. These unpaid elders are called “lay elders.” Is this distinction in the Bible?
From my experience, immigrant churches tend toward program-centric ministry. Why? It’s complicated.
Pastor, unless Jesus comes back before you get a new job, then your church will have another pastor—and at least one of your jobs as the current pastor is to prepare your church for the next guy.
When I became a lead pastor, I preached the gospel enthusiastically, but I didn’t understand its winnowing power or how positive that process would be.
How would you, according to Scripture, define the church? Does this definition free you up or weigh you down?
Pastors shouldn’t be quarrelsome. But pastors must also contend for the truth. They must gently correct opponents. They must be immovable, steadfast. How do we manage all these diverse callings?
In this conversation, Jonathan Leeman chats with Ray Ortlund about what pastors need to remember when things are going well, what they need to remember when things are going poorly, and how he stays so “stinkin’ joyful.”