Mark Dever recently sat down with hymn writer and musician Keith Getty to talk about music for the church. Listen to the interview below.
It matters how you treat those who disagree with you on disputable matters. When you welcome them as Christ has welcomed you, you glorify God.
— Teach on it; sing accessible, excellent songs; accentuate voices, not music.
In many evangelical churches, the public prayers are casual, short, and few. Is that a problem?
I’ve found a weekly service review to be one of the most effective tools in ministry for mentoring men and growing as a preacher.
We trivialize the doctrine of Christian liberty when we focus on freedom to while neglecting the beauties of freedom from.
— Is it permissible for Christians to opt out of church in favor of home groups? — If an unmarried member of your church sought to adopt a foster child, what would you say?
If I were speaking to a room full of Christians concerned for the church in Iran, I tell them: “I intend to make the Lord’s Supper the key focus of my work with the local church.”
Mailbag #44: Applying “Husband of One Wife”; Leaving the Church but Attending Bible Study; Women Voting in the ChurchBy Jonathan Leeman | 12.09.2016
— What does “husband of one wife” mean? That a prospective elder must have never been divorced? — Someone who left our church still wants to attend our church’s ladies’ Bible study. Is that okay? — Does 1 Timothy 2:12 forbid women from voting in congregational matters?
But despite the trend of growing expository preaching, what if a blind spot—a byproduct of 20th-century evangelicalism—exists in our preaching?
Here is the clear reality in many congregations: congregational singing is waning in many churches. In some churches it seems to have disappeared altogether.
Mailbag #40: Too High a Standard for Church Membership; Where Are Churches Commanded to Gather WeeklyBy Jonathan Leeman | 11.04.2016
—You say the standard for church membership is nothing more than simply “being a Christian.” But that’s not entirely true, is it? —Where in Scripture are local churches commanded to gather every week?
Why pray certain things? Because the Bible tells you to from cover to cover. This book will simplify, motivate, and focus your own prayer life.
How do we decide what to do when we gather together on Sundays? Well, quite simply, we don’t decide. God does—and God has.