Is there something indispensable about in-person ministry, something that simply can’t be replicated through long-distance communication?
Andy Crouch’s book “The Life We’re Looking For” is a necessary and convicting work that represents precisely the kind of thinking about theology, humanity, society, and the gospel we need right now.
Sunday morning announcements at church may be understated, but good ones set the tone for a worship service and keep the congregation informed. The time it takes to do them well is worth it.
All Christians—at one time or another—find themselves and those around them to be disheartened and in need of encouragement, idle and in need of warning, or weak and in need of help.
If you drape your vine over a simple trellis with structural integrity, then its fruit is far more likely to mature without bruising.
If God really doesn’t care what we do when we gather and it’s up to us to design a “worship experience,” then everything is on the table.
What pastors, missionaries, and campus leaders need is a vision for church-driven ministry, not movement-driven ministry. This is how we build for the long-run, not for the sprint.
Pastors need to understand that a change occurred among American Baptists in the nineteenth century. This change has shaped our intuitions about conversion, membership, baptism, and what it means to practice regenerate church membership.
What is “expressive individualism”? Why does something so abstract matter for everyday pastors and normal local churches?
Like our sinful natures, expressive individualism is something that will inform our intuitions and our understanding until the day we die. So what do we do about it?
So how do we tell the difference between fighting the good fight and just argumentative?
Our context makes the Christian life of singleness all the more challenging, and the healthy pastoring of single people all the more urgent.
Pastor, you’re not a therapist. You hold a longer-term position in the lives of your people.
What can unearth and uproot and undermine the unbiblical assumptions that animate identity politics and threaten to tear apart what God has joined together? I would submit a simple, perhaps surprisingly obvious answer.
The world is awash in self-identity and the need to express it far and wide. So what do parents do?