Phrases like “I’m more Christian than black or white” are gloriously true, but they’re often wielded in white culture to enable and encourage colorblindness.
Our cultural engagement should always advertise our true hope. Just as we are not of this world, our hope is not of this world—nor is it dependent on this world’s acceptance.
We asked four minority brothers the following question: How can we work toward greater ethnic unity in our churches?
Jonathan and Mark continue their conversation on elders’ meetings, exploring questions like: should elders require unanimity? What should a new pastor do when he inherits a contentious elder?
No matter the size of your membership, your church can (and must) pursue leadership training—and this book provides the tools to do it.
It’s not a pastor’s job to have a PhD. But pastors are called to protect the flock from false teachers, and to shepherd people through theological questions and concerns.
Nowadays, local denominational associations are passé. But it wasn’t always that way.
When pastoring the suffering and depressed, Spurgeon seemed most often to have focused people on Christ crucified as the Man of Sorrows.
In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Matt Merker—a pastoral assistant at Capitol Hill Baptist Church—chats with Mark Dever about the usefulness of pastoral internships.
Mailbag #70: Should Our Congregation Appoint Temporary Elders from Outside Churches? . . . What Should Be the Goal of a Small-Group Bible Study?By Jonathan Leeman | 02.02.2018
— Our church believes in elders, but currently no men are qualified. Should I recognize some outside pastors as “temporary elders”? — How should a small-group Bible study balance sound teaching with a desire for discussion?
Jonathan Leeman interviews four seasoned pastors—Mark Dever, Burk Parsons, H. B. Charles, and Jeramie Rinne—about leadership.
An elder’s authority must be carried out with both confidence and humility, as both an overseer and an example, recognizing both his God-given role and his deep need of God’s help.
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??
Almost everyone agrees pastors need to be trained. But does this mean they must receive formal theological training from a seminary?
Looking for a pastor? Here’s how Mark Dever suggests churches might resist common wisdom in their search.