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Episode 121: On Pastoring Suffering People (with Andy Johnson)

By A. Johnson, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.31.2020

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 Plagiarism

By 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?

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

By Jonathan Szeto | 03.27.2020

I grew up in the immigrant church. I left the immigrant church. Now I pastor an immigrant church.

How Can I 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: 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.

By Whose Authority?

By Mark Dever

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.

The Deliberate Church

By M. Dever, P. Alexander

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.

Finding Faithful Elders and Deacons

By Thabiti Anyabwile

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 […]

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.