The church isn’t just one aspect of the Christian life, it’s the context of our Christian life—it shapes all the other aspects of our Christian obedience.
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?
It should be exceedingly rare to baptize someone apart from local church membership.
The goal of missions is not merely individual conversions. Rather, it’s to see indigenous, gospel-preaching churches planted.
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We asked pastors from around the world a simple question: what books did you read in 2019 that helped you be a better pastor?
I’ve been in churches whose authority structures are like an Apple Store’s, and I’ve been in churches whose authority structures are like the DMV’s. In both cases—but in different ways—chaos bubbles up to the surface.
Conservative views on marriage and family are not sufficient in and of themselves to create healthy families and marriages. Church participation and membership make a huge difference.
Let me give you four reasons why it’s worth it to preach through 1 Corinthians.
Recovery for genuine believers who have been damaged by failed churches is a grueling process.
All these members have a common thread: self-centeredness. They’ve missed the very essence of salvation; they’ve failed to love God and love people with every ounce of their being.
Dear church member, pursue these qualities in your own life and encourage them in others.
Do member’s meetings always have to end in bitterness and bickering? I don’t think so. Here are nine suggestions to help set members’ meetings on the right track.
When it comes to ethical conflicts facing local churches, we need to carefully distinguish categories of “may” (permissible), “should/should not” (advisable), and “must” (obligatory).