Your ordinary vocational gifts and talents might be a treasure to a congregation in Malaysia or London or Istanbul or Dubai.
Mailbag #24: What Happens to Infants Who Die; Thinking through Civil Disobedience; Calling Out False Teachers by NameBy Jonathan Leeman | 12.14.2015
— What happens to infants who die? Do they go to heaven? — How should Christians think through the category of “civil disobedience”? — Should pastors call out false teachers by name?
We can be sure that the Bible we have is comprised of what the New Testament authors actually wrote. And because of this, we are compelled to trust it.
Mailbag #16: Dual Membership; Does Marriage Require State Involvement; How Much Agreement Among EldersBy Jonathan Leeman | 10.05.2015
—What should I think about “dual membership”? —If marriage is created by God, does it require state involvement? —Must elders agree on every doctrinal matter? How much agreement is necessary?
There are few responses to hurting more hurtful than silence.
Though it leaves much to be desired in terms of theological depth, United By Faith is a very welcomed contribution and a worthy read, particularly for American Christians.
The race conversation is so hard, but shouldn’t our churches be the first places on the planet where we talk about these things, and listen to one another?
In this book, Thabiti Anyabwile diagnoses the state of the Black church and prescribes medicine from the Scriptures
Book Review: The Juvenilization of American Christianity and From Here to Maturity, by Thomas E. BerglerReview by Guy Prentiss Waters | 09.16.2015
Christianity—and, in particular, Christian churches—have been unduly influenced by the youth culture. Is there a cure for this problem?
This book helpful addresses these questions: Can God be trusted? Can God’s design and purpose for you be the most fulfilling thing in your life? Is God’s Word really that trustworthy and authoritative?
Mailbag #14: Discipling without “Picking Favorites”; Tricky Baptism Situation; Churches and Name Changes; Numerical Growth v. Spiritual GrowthBy Jonathan Leeman | 08.31.2015
—How do I encourage people to not “play favorites” with their discipling relationships? —How do I think through this tricky baptism situation? —Must churches have the word “church” in their names? —Is very little numerical growth okay if spiritual growth is taking place?
Christian parental love denies neither the child nor God’s law. It insists on loving both child and God’s law, which may be the hardest challenge of all.
Mark Dever and Russell Moore chat about the local church and culture at the 2015 Southern Baptist Convention.
If God the Holy Spirit left your church this weekend, what would happen next?
The doctrine of the church is about to prove itself as important as ever in the history of America. Churches where that doctrine is weak, I fear, will soon look like what Proverbs calls a city without walls.