— What should a church include in its Statement of Faith? For example, should a SoF be explicitly Calvinistic? — How should a church handle a situation when it’s been determined an elder isn’t “apt to teach”?
Our salvation could never be merited so that the entire transaction would culminate soli Deo Gloria—to the glory of God alone.
Despite varying emphases of different traditions, the ecclesiological presuppositions of the Reformation reflect distinct convictions concerning the gospel message.
For many Christians, the Reformation has nothing substantial to say to racial and economic injustices. Are they wrong?
Calvin summarizes well the Protestant doctrine of imputation, a doctrine which has continued to be a great comfort and strength for believers and for those who are heirs of the Reformation.
Jesus teaches in Matthew 7:6 that loving others involves exercising discernment. And sometimes discernment results in prayerful silence.
Should Sundays be more like a funeral or a festival?
If You, O LORD, should mark iniquities, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, through Christ Jesus.
This book is a mix of both pastoral usefulness and troubling ambiguity.
We may share the gospel a thousand times, and never see a convert. It’s our job to be faithful. The rest is up to God.
The usefulness of this book stretches beyond its target audience to anyone who is working to communicate the gospel and its implications to teenagers.
We need to grow not only in doing good, but in being good. We need the spiritual fruit of goodness. How can we grow in this?
There’s no way a finite heart can hold all the things a church planting wife will face in life and ministry. But Christ can, he does, and he will.
What’s needed to plant a church isn’t the wisdom of Jim Collins, but the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We search in vain for a tidy system of sanctification, yet on every page of this short book we witness the process unfold.