Pastoring

Book Review: Some Pastors and Teachers, by Sinclair Ferguson

Review by Mike McGregor | 11.30.2018

This excellent new book could rightly be called “The Collected Works of Sinclair Ferguson on Pastoral Ministry.”

When A Pastor Commits Suicide

By Nathan Carter | 11.28.2018

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?

Four Lessons on Church Revitalization from John Knox

By Geoff Chang | 11.15.2018

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?

Preacher, Study the Text—But Also Study Your People

By Sean DeMars | 11.05.2018

A preacher who studies the text but not his people is missing out on clearer application and more nuanced communication.

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How to Counsel Couples Through Past Sexual Sin

By Scott Croft | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

Practically, let’s talk about when and how pastors can guide dating or engaged couples through difficult conversations about past sexual sin.

How to Make Your Church a Safe Space for Confession

By PJ Tibayan | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

Local churches ought to be the “safest space” for Christians to confess sins in general and sins tied to pornography in particular.

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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?

Discipling a Generation Who Grew Up with Porn

By Allen Duty | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.30.2018

Unfortunately, many young people don’t remember a time without unlimited access to pornography.

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?

Helping Women Whose Husbands Struggle with Pornography

By Jeremy Yong | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.29.2018

These foundational truths should help us pastors minister to the hurting hearts of sisters whose husbands struggle with pornography

Is Pornography Use Ever Grounds for Divorce?

By Thomas R. Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 10.29.2018

In Matthew 5:32 and 19:9, Jesus gives grounds for divorce based on sexual immorality (porneia). Does pornography use qualify?

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.

Elders Are to Be Hospitable, Not Just Their Wives

By Kent Butterfield | 10.15.2018

May all elders have the reputation that they are given to hospitality.

The Story of John Calvin and Martin Bucer

By Geoff Chang | 10.12.2018

Through his friendship with Martin Bucer, Calvin learned not only how to be a better pastor, but he also grew as a Christian in patience and humility.