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Book Review: Healthy Plurality = Durable Church, by Dave Harvey

Review by Aaron Menikoff | 11.21.2018

This book isn’t a biblical defense for plural eldership. Rather, it’s a practical guide to assessing and improving the quality of your elder body.

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Can We Restore Pastors After Sexual Sin: A Short Answer

By John Piper | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

Can we restore pastors after sexual sin?

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When Your Pastor-Husband Looks at Porn

By Carrie Kell | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

The sting of pornography has struck many marriages. The way forward can feel confusing and demoralizing. But there’s hope.

Watch Out! To a Pastor Indulging in Pornography

By Andy Naselli | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

Pastor, are you regularly indulging in pornography and rationalizing to yourself why it’s okay for you to do that? If that describes you, then you are in danger.

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Does Pornography Use Disqualify a Pastor?

By Garrett Kell | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

The question I want us to consider is this: how do we discern whether or not a pastor who sins with pornography is disqualified?

Can We Restore Pastors After Sexual Sin: A Longer Answer

By Jared C. Wilson | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

When a pastor has disqualified himself from his ministry, is he disqualified from ministry altogether? If so, for how long? Forever? Can he ever be restored? If so, how soon?

How to Respond When a Servant, an Elder, or the Preacher Struggles with Pornography

By Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.29.2018

How should we respond we a public servant, an elder, or the preacher confesses to looking at pornography?

How To Have Elders Without Actually Having Elders

By Walter Price | 10.26.2018

If I wanted to transition the church toward being elder-led, then I knew I faced a long, uphill struggle, if not outright war. So I did what my old pastor suggested. I had elders without having elders. Let me explain.

Book Review: When Darkness Seems My Closest Friend, by Mark Meynell

Review by Nathan Loudin | 08.20.2018

Simply put, this book isn’t meant to equip pastors for pastoral ministry to a depressed world. It’s a book for pastors who wrestle with depression themselves.

The Church Needs Fewer Men Who Feel “Called” to Ministry

By Dayton Hartman | 08.13.2018

We need fewer men who feel “called” and more men who aspire to the office of elder.

Church Members Must Watch Their Elders’ Life & Doctrine

By Erik Raymond | 08.07.2018

In a healthy church, the relationship between elders and church members will be characterized by trust.

A Taxonomy of At-Risk Pastors

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

Consider these five categories of at-risk pastors.

One Cure for Burnout: A Plurality of Like-Minded Shepherds

By Jason Dees | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

If you currently pastor a congregation that has no qualified men other than yourself, then you should do two things: begin earnestly praying for such men and, second, perhaps reconsider if your standards are loftier than the Bible’s.

Book Review — Biblical Leadership: Theology for the Everyday Leader, edited by Benjamin Forrest and Chet Roden

Review by Jeremy Kimble | 07.09.2018

Books on leadership abound. With so many resources on the topic, one wonders if there’s really anything new to say.

Book Review: 15 Things Seminary Couldn’t Teach Me, Edited by Collin Hansen and Jeff Robinson

Review by Gustav Pritchard | 06.15.2018

Classroom learning has severe limits in preparing one for the real world of work. Much of the skill in any vocation—ministry or otherwise—is only acquired on the job after years of experience.