The preacher’s task is to hold up reality as the Bible presents it, and to ask how it compares to what his hearers have been calling reality. He asks if all the promises that sin has been making to them have turned out to be true.
The solution is not to jettison imitation but to look again at Scripture, letting Scripture’s own interpretation guide our proclamation.
In my experience, mature believers not only need gospel-centered preaching, but in fact savor it. Here’s four things this type of preaching does for those grown-up in their faith.
At a large meeting with fellow pastors, I struck up a conversation with the man sitting next to me. We shared about our families and the churches we serve. After describing my immigrant church context, he shot me a look of astonishment. “Whoa. It sounds like you have multiple churches meeting in one building. I […]
If we’re going to fight to preserve God-given authority, then we must also fight its abuses.
It has become a common trope to argue that Bible calls us to Christlikeness, not biblical manhood and womanhood. This is a category error.
Mark and Jonathan chat about COVID-19.
In a time of uncertainty, what should we sing?
How DC Churches Responded When the Government Banned Public Gatherings During the Spanish Flu of 1918By Caleb Morell | 03.12.2020
The influenza of 1918 provides an example of how churches in Washington DC responded to a public health crisis and government orders to close churches
Why does it seem like churches give themselves to prayer only in times of crisis? John Onwuchekwa reflects on this difficult question.
The claim that Acts demonstrates a uniform pattern of spontaneous baptisms is overstated.
Are spontaneous baptisms a good idea? Does the book of Acts prescribe them?
A pastor in East Asia reflects on how he prepares his people for persecution.
Preaching through Colossians is a privilege. Here are four reasons why.
How to Help Others Follow Jesus Before ascending to heaven, Jesus instructed his followers to “make disciples of all nations.” But what does this command actually entail? What does it look like for Christians to care for one another’s spiritual well-being and growth? In this introduction to the basics of discipling, veteran pastor and author […]