Mailbag #76: The Role of Matthew 18’s “One or Two Witnesses” . . . Must Christians Go to Church Every Sunday? . . . How to Care for an Unwed & Pregnant MemberBy B. Johnson, J. Kurz, P. Martin | 03.01.2019
Three pastors answer one question each about church discipline, church attendance, and caring for a church member who is unwed and pregnant.
Mailbag #75: Does a Wife’s Alcoholism Disqualify a Deacon? . . . Should the Qualifications of a “Youth Pastor” Be Different? . . . Responding When We Feel “Pressured” to Join a ChurchBy A. Menikoff, A. Duty, P. Tibayan | 02.22.2019
Does a Wife’s Alcoholism Disqualify a Deacon? . . . Should the Qualifications of a “Youth Pastor” Be Different? . . . Responding When We Feel “Pressured” to Join a Church
You’re So Depraved, You Probably Think This Church Is About You: How Total Depravity Upends AttractionalismBy Alex Duke | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.05.2019
Unbelievers’ most essential problem is not that they’re ignorant, apathetic, or rudderless, but that they’ve personally, willfully, and happily rebelled against the God who made them.
What does definite atonement have to do with church membership?
The goal of this piece is not to argue with or even to address the non-Calvinist pastor. It is to say to the Calvinist, “If you believe this, your ministry should look like that.”
A “once saved, always saved” motif that doesn’t understand conversion and its vital connection to a church shouldn’t comfort anyone in any way.
In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan asks Mark and Bobby a bunch of questions about the Lord’s Supper.
In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Mark and Jonathan are joined by Bobby Jamieson to discuss practical questions about baptism and its connection to the local church.
About five years ago, I realized our members’ meetings were sleepy and overly informational. So we’ve changed them.
Baptism is an authorized declaration of the credibility of someone’s confession, not just a private judgment about whether we think someone is a Christian.
In every case, a church ought to be careful, weeding through words to attempt to discern the motivation behind a profession of faith―in other words, its credibility.
We asked pastors from around the world a simple question: what books did you read in 2018 that helped you be a better pastor?
Pastor Michael Lawrence explains why this ministry philosophy, though well-intentioned, is not a good idea.
Before a pastor leads a church to practice discipline, he must teach the church what the Bible teaches. It’s better to woo and win the church in the truth, than to wreck it in the pursuit of rightness.
At what point, if ever, does a persistent pattern of pornography warrant church discipline?