I might disagree with Piper on women teaching in seminaries, but before I scream “Injustice!” I should recognize that this is a jagged-line issue, and he can make a different yet still reasonable judgment than me.
Should churches excommunicate someone who joins an “open and affirming” congregation?
Mailbag #69: How Do I Know When It’s Time to Step Down? . . . The Wisdom of Having a Lay Elder in PoliticsBy B. Johnson, J. Leeman | 12.01.2017
— Ministry is a roller coaster. How do I know if I should step down? — How does a church navigate having a lay elder whose vocation is in politics??
While there are a few weaknesses, this book offers a unique and much-needed contribution to American evangelicalism, especially as demographics change.
Whether we’re called to Farmington, Missouri or Washington, D.C, our goal is to help people do two things: understand the Bible and follow Jesus.
Mailbag #67: What Should Members Vote On (And How) . . . Responding to Members’ Foolish Social Media PostsBy Jonathan Leeman | 11.03.2017
— What are considered “important matters” for members to vote on—and how do you practically carry out the voting process? — How should I respond to a church member’s foolish use of social media?
Despite what some people think, church discipline isn’t an unloving, invasive act, perpetrated by wicked people.
— 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?
This book’s ecclesial-shaped Christianity is utterly necessary for the church today.
Homelessness is always a crisis. But merciful, compassionate, and loving Christians can’t only and always walk the other way.
The theological root of so much burnout is a failure to believe in the sovereignty of God. We simply don’t trust God to do the work that only he can do.
You should probably read this book, too. But of course, that’s a matter for you to take up with your own conscience.
Audio from two recent 9Marks events at 2017’s Southern Baptist Convention.
An enchantment with the city isn’t the same as a biblical love for the city, and it won’t sustain you in the long run.