Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever and Andy Johnson on pastoring suffering saints.
“Thou Shalt Not Steal” and Other Sermon Points I Didn’t Make Up: Some Thoughts on Pastoral PlagiarismBy Jared C. Wilson | 9Marks Journal: What's Wrong With Gospel-Centered Preaching Today? | 03.31.2020
Pastoral plagiarism matters because worship in “spirit and truth” (Jn. 4:24) matters. Plagiarized preaching is in fact a big deal. How do we know that?
I grew up in the immigrant church. I left the immigrant church. Now I pastor an immigrant church.
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.
If we’re going to fight to preserve God-given authority, then we must also fight its abuses.
These days, pastoring seems very different. But the most important things have remained the same.
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.
Elders in Baptist Life A brief, helpful look at the office of “elder”. It tackles the Biblical texts first. Then it looks at Baptist history. After that, it proceeds to address practical implication. Dever does a fantastic job, and every Baptist who wants to seriously think through ecclesiology should read this short booklet.
Building Your Ministry on the Gospel Mark Dever and Paul Alexander provide a model of a biblical church in this resource for pastors, elders, and others interested in the vitality of their church. This highly practical book proposes an attitude of complete reliance on and submission to the Gospel in building a healthy church.
Every church leader knows the qualifications for elders and deacons that are spelled out in the Bible, but actually finding other leaders who fulfill the biblical qualifications can be difficult. Thabiti Anyabwile writes from his expertise as a pastor and elder, showing how to identify and reproduce legitimate leaders and willing servants throughout the ranks of […]
It has become a common trope to argue that Bible calls us to Christlikeness, not biblical manhood and womanhood. This is a category error.
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.
We are asking that God would use what others see as a great calamity to bring about a great awakening.
In a time of uncertainty, what should we sing?