We all understand that our singing during our gatherings is for God. But do we also think about how we’re supposed to sing to each other?
Mailbag #68: Does a Church’s Maturity Affect Church Discipline Approach? . . . Should We Bring into Membership a Family Who Doesn’t Speak Our Language?By Jonathan Leeman | 11.10.2017
— Should a congregation’s age, spiritual maturity, and experience of church discipline play into a “muddy” church discipline decision? — How should we maintain a robust membership process while taking into account a new family’s language barrier?
Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman interview Matt to talk about the reasons behind this transition.
What is the mission of the church? Answering that requires defining what we mean by the “church.”
Mailbag #67: What Should Members Vote On (And How) . . . Responding to Members’ Foolish Social Media PostsBy Jonathan Leeman | 11.03.2017
— What are considered “important matters” for members to vote on—and how do you practically carry out the voting process? — How should I respond to a church member’s foolish use of social media?
It’s completely foreign to the Bible for a Christian not to want to be a part of a local church.
What is the mission of the church? Is it to preach the gospel and make disciples—or is that too narrow?
— Is preaching required in missionary contexts, or do Bible studies suffice? — “Closed communion” seems exclusive and arrogant. Is it in the Bible?
Does church order really have anything to do with discipleship? Isn’t one polity—presbyterian, congregational, etc.—just as good as another?
— How should adult children respond to the unrealistic demands of their parents? — An excommunicated member continues to come and participate in the Lord’s Supper. What should we do?
Churches should cooperate, not compete.
In this episode, Jonathan Leeman sat down with Mark Dever to talk about the conscience and Christian liberty.
This book’s ecclesial-shaped Christianity is utterly necessary for the church today.
Jonathan Leeman interviews Mark Dever on the Reformation and its usefulness for Christians today