This excellent new book could rightly be called “The Collected Works of Sinclair Ferguson on Pastoral Ministry.”
Yet another pastor committed suicide. But this time, he was my close friend. And so I keep asking myself: How can I make sense of this?
Did you know that John Knox—the champion of the Scottish Reformation, the fearless preacher, the uncompromising prophet—was once defeated by a church business meeting?
A preacher who studies the text but not his people is missing out on clearer application and more nuanced communication.
Practically, let’s talk about when and how pastors can guide dating or engaged couples through difficult conversations about past sexual sin.
Local churches ought to be the “safest space” for Christians to confess sins in general and sins tied to pornography in particular.
Can we restore pastors after sexual sin?
Unfortunately, many young people don’t remember a time without unlimited access to pornography.
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.
The question I want us to consider is this: how do we discern whether or not a pastor who sins with pornography is disqualified?
These foundational truths should help us pastors minister to the hurting hearts of sisters whose husbands struggle with pornography
In Matthew 5:32 and 19:9, Jesus gives grounds for divorce based on sexual immorality (porneia). Does pornography use qualify?
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.
May all elders have the reputation that they are given to hospitality.