I am persuaded that training for pastoral ministry, as it’s currently practiced in the United States, does not adequately prepare God-called pastors for service in our churches.
Phillip Jensen attacks evangelical assumptions about ministry training, spiritual gifts, and more.
Don Whitney discusses busyness, praying through Scripture, the disciplines, mysticism, and more.
Mark Dever asks church planter Mike McKinley about the travails of planting and why we should plant churches WITHOUT a vision statement.
The long time pastor of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, MD describes his life and ministry in London, Hollywood, and now a busy Washington suburb.
Pastor Eric Redmond recounts his own pastoral experience as well as some of the challenges of inter-ethnic and economic ministry.
Mark Dever asks this one-time Welsh Baptist how he became a Presbyterian minister and seminary professor in Jackson, Mississippi.
Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes (Eph. 6:10-11). In the first article on the “Devotional Life of the ‘Professional Christian,’” we saw that pursuing Christ must be the central aim of our lives, and that our […]
I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through […]
John Hammett (professor at Southeastern Seminary) and Phil Newton (long-time pastor of Southwoods Baptist Church) go a few rounds with Mark Dever on ecclesiology including the role of elders in the local church. Listen and learn!
Historically, how did Southern Baptists view the role of elders in church life? Listen as Randel Jackson from World Impact Ministries peppers Mark Dever with questions about Southern Baptists and their historic positions on church polity.
This book will be a great encouragement, and a convicting exhortation, to every pastor in America.
John MacArthur recently celebrated 50 years at Grace Community Church. More than 15 years ago, Mark Dever interviewed him about his life and ministry.
Have you ever considered the use of the title ‘elder’ or ‘deacon’ and how these titles might differ in their role in the church? Dr. Mark Dever, senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church, discusses the roles of each in this interview.
With the variety of churches today, it would seem anything goes when it comes to the functioning of the church. But, is there actually a Biblical blueprint for church life? 9Marks discusses the book, Church Polity with the leaders of Capitol Hill Baptist Church.