— Is preaching required in missionary contexts, or do Bible studies suffice? — “Closed communion” seems exclusive and arrogant. Is it in the Bible?
Do you want to faithfully follow Christ during your college years? Then join a church.
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?
— How should we treat our 18-year-old daughter’s relationship with her girlfriend? How do we love them without condoning their sin? — Should all churches have a plurality of elders, or are there some churches that simply cannot have a plurality of elders?
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
I hear there is a friar in the town of Wittenberg, a Brother Martin. Maybe he will help us.
How does a Protestant understanding of church discipline differ from Roman Catholicism’s?
Think of a three-legged stool. Now imaginatively label one of those legs “Scripture,” label the second leg “Tradition,” and label the third leg “Magisterium.”
Schweizer’s arguments for a perpetually developing polity are unpersuasive because they depend on faulty arguments regarding differences among the apostles.
Baptism implies the local church gathering. It’s an act in which both the church *and* the new believer participate.
Should every Christian be a member of a local church?