Mailbag #84: I Live too Far from A Healthy Church. What Should I Do? . . . Among Baptists, What’s the History of a Plurality of Elders?By S. Emadi, S. DeMars | 05.31.2019
— I live in an extremely rural area where we have many churches but none that are healthy. What should I do? — Many Baptist churches now have multiple elders. I understand the biblical case for this, but what’s the history of a plurality of elders among Baptists?
If we want to see the gospel advance in Russia, then our churches must return to meaningful and biblical church membership—embracing the heritage left to us by Scripture and faithful Russian churches in previous generations.
I’ve often been asked, in a setting like Sweden, whether church membership is even wise. Won’t it simply turn people away?
This book is a wonderful devotional tool for the pastor tempted to feel discouraged at the small size of his flock or the seeming lack of fruit in his preaching.
As a fellow pastor, Martin Luther provides a treasure of wisdom and insight on prayer.
The Reformation fire has not gone out, nor has the evangelistic zeal of the modern American church died. The Word still speaks—and the gospel still is mighty to save.
In another 10 years, it’s probable no one will talk again of the YRR.
This excellent new book could rightly be called “The Collected Works of Sinclair Ferguson on Pastoral Ministry.”
Did you know that John Knox—the champion of the Scottish Reformation, the fearless preacher, the uncompromising prophet—was once defeated by a church business meeting?
Through his friendship with Martin Bucer, Calvin learned not only how to be a better pastor, but he also grew as a Christian in patience and humility.
Book Review: James Robinson Graves—Staking the Boundaries of Baptist Identity, by James A. PattersonReview by Caleb Greggsen | 09.21.2018
This book provides a cautionary tale for everyone committed to teaching and promoting sound Baptist polity as the polity most faithful to Scripture.
This book expertly exposes the dangers and errors of “higher life” theology.
Whether you’re new to Edwards or have long trusted him as a faithful friend, this volume will undoubtedly serve as a welcome companion.
Good books help us follow Jesus.