— You’ve mentioned before the value of elders reading books together. What’s the best way to go about that? — Do you have any advice for a husband and wife who can’t agree on which church to go to?
— When talking to transgender friends or family members, which pronoun should I use? — How would you handle the pre-marital counseling of an egalitarian couple?
The topics of marriage and family necessarily involve society in matters which the state will need to regulate.
—Why do churches discipline for sins like homosexuality and adultery but not other sins like gluttony or vanity or greed? —Would you do pre-marital counseling for two unbelievers? If so, what would you cover?
Mailbag #39: Turning Elder Training into a Program; Divorced, Repentant, but Not Seeking Reconciliation?By Jonathan Leeman | 10.28.2016
—Is it wise to turn elder training into a program? —Can a divorced member of the church be repentant without seeking reconciliation with their spouse?
It’s time for the church to create space in its local assemblies for strong females who happily affirm authority while advocating for more opportunities for women to flourish according to their gifts and qualification.
We might say we believe prayer is important, but are we praying regularly, specifically, and expectantly?
Christian discipleship should start in the home, and this book from Donald Whitney shows husbands, wives, dads, and moms how to do it.
Messy Grace was a deeply encouraging, inspiring, and convicting read.
In the life of a church, we create policies to help guide us to practices that help our people. May our marriage policies do just that.
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?
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.
It’s clear from the first pages that the main character of this book is Christ, and the pastor, his wife, their family and church are all supporting players.
Like all Christians, women need the ammunition of the gospel for another week of battle in this hostile world.
—Can I pastor’s wife work outside the home? —Is it permissible to sign a church covenant? Didn’t Jesus forbid oath-taking? —My church wants me to focus more on administration and less on shepherding. Aren’t they misunderstanding what a pastor is?