On Cultivating the Discipline of Listening Well Paul Martin

On Cultivating the Discipline of Listening Well

By Paul Martin | 04.17.2019

Because words are a window into the heart, pastors must learn to cultivate the discipline of listening well.

Mailbag #80: Should Pastors Discuss Past Sins? . . . Should Believers Ever Abstain from Communion? . . . Conducting Membership Interviews for Single Women

By D. King, J. Joseph, M. McKinley | 04.12.2019

— How much should a pastor share about past sins? — When should believer’s abstain from the Lord’s Supper? — Should women do membership interviews for single women?

Book Review: God’s Country, by Brad Roth

Review by Cheston Pickard | 04.11.2019

In the same way that God values the populations in cities, God values the populations in rural areas. In the same way that God calls men and women to serve in the cities, God still calls men and women to faithfully serve in rural areas. The two areas could not be more different, but Christ builds his church in cities and rural areas alike.

3 Reasons We Ought to Corporately Lament

By Mark Vroegop | 04.08.2019

Corporate lament is a unique voice that empathizes, models, and unites a body, especially when tension fills the room.

Putting the “Service” Back in Worship Service

By Chad Ashby | 04.01.2019

Week after week, many of us attend a worship served not a worship service.

We Need to Help New Converts from Non-Christian Backgrounds Honor Their Families

By Ajith Fernando | 03.28.2019

It’s vital for older Christians to talk often with new Christians, making sure that in following Christ, they haven’t unduly harmed their relationship with their family.

Pastors' Talk podcast episode on lament

Episode 81: On the Christian Practice of Lament (with Mark Vroegop)

By J. Leeman, M. Vroegop | 03.26.2019

Lament is a “prayer in pain that leads to trust.”

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What Can Miserable Christians Sing?

By Carl Trueman | 03.25.2019

By excluding the cries of loneliness, dispossession, and desolation from its worship, the church has effectively silenced and excluded the voices of those who are themselves lonely, dispossessed, and desolate, both inside and outside the church.

Mailbag #78: Can a Church Require Too Many Meetings? . . . Should the Church be Involved in a Pastor’s Decision to Leave? . . . Reformed Theology in the Church’s Teaching Ministry

By C. Humfrey, M. Livingston, S. Emadi | 03.22.2019

Can a church require too many services? How can pastors shepherd their flock while transitioning out? How should pastors teach about Reformed theology?

Why Christians Should Think About Death

Why Christians Should Think About Death

By Matt McCullough | 03.21.2019

Considering the reality of death can point us to the promises of God.

Why Charismatics and Non-Charismatics Can Get Along

By Thomas R. Schreiner | 03.15.2019

If I have the right view of spiritual gifts but I don’t have love, then I am nothing.

Why Our Churches Ought to Pray for Ordinary Things

By John Onwuchekwa | 03.06.2019

When we think we’ve gotten something on our own, it’s easy to keep it to ourselves. But when we recognize that everything we have is from God—even our daily bread—we freely give what we have to those in need.

Episode 78: On Pastoring Members in the Workplace (with Sebastian Traeger)

Episode 78: On Pastoring Members in the Workplace (with Sebastian Traeger)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, S. Traeger | 03.05.2019

Pastors, the vast majority of people in your church will spend tens of thousands of hours at work. How will you help them connect the gospel to their work?

Mailbag #76: The Role of Matthew 18’s “One or Two Witnesses” . . . Must Christians Go to Church Every Sunday? . . . How to Care for an Unwed & Pregnant Member

By B. Johnson, J. Kurz, P. Martin | 03.01.2019

Three pastors answer one question each about church discipline, church attendance, and caring for a church member who is unwed and pregnant.

On Living Close to Your Church Pastors Talk

Episode 77: On Living Close to your Church

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.26.2019

Mark and Jonathan discuss why Christians should consider proximity to their church when they’re deciding where to live.