By including the Old Testament in our teaching, we actively find ways to connect the ancient roots of our faith to the stories about Jesus, bringing together one coherent, metanarrative.
The sermon is wisdom from the Father, inviting us through faith to re-orient our values, vision, and habits from the ways of external righteousness to whole-heartedness toward God.
Christianity does not begin by telling us to love other people. It begins with the great biblical doctrines of God, man, Christ, and the gospel.
The people of your city are not prospective church attendees, they are sheep without a shepherd.
I would argue that the number of people who come to Christ and join your church should be of great concern. I believe you should care how many people are on your membership list — down to the very last one.
A Christian college should mobilize its curriculum, faculty, and programming to help students develop the skill of thinking critically according to God’s revelation.
God intends a certain order in the husband-wife relationship. The order of creation establishes the husband as leader in the first marriage and in all marriages to follow.
We have not obeyed the calling to evangelize until we talk specifically about the person and work of Jesus Christ and the necessity to believe in him.
Whether you have been a Christian for a few months or a few years, Jesus Christ calls you, through his Word, to practice evangelism for his glory, your neighbor’s salvation, and your joy.
Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, sat down with Andrew Smith to talk about the scholar’s new commentary on 1 Corinthians.
If we’re to endure faithfully in pastoral ministry, we need to remember that we’re leading the church in a time of tension — between the already and the not-yet.
If you can answer in the affirmative to all four of these questions, there is a good possibility you have found your next church.
Legalism always produces two kinds of people: Those who know they do not measure up to God’s standards; and those who pretend that they measure up to God’s standards.
Unlike the words of David and Jeremiah in Scripture, no believer’s writings today are divinely inspired. But the example of the biblical authors in writing their prayers, meditations, questions, etc., provides scriptural validation for Christians today to do the same.
I’m confident many useful books for pastors will roll off the presses in 2019, but as we close out the old year and usher in the new, here are several of the best ministry-related books I read in 2018.
The task of a pioneer missionary is not a fall-back option for those who can’t make it in the states.
The good news links the Christmas story with Easter and shows how one is incomplete without the other.
Our responses flow from somewhere — from the deeper realities of the hearts we’re stewards of. We are stewards of the deeper realities just as much as we are of the surface expressions.