Size can challenge our effectiveness, but God is more concerned with our obedience.
Faithful doctrinal teaching always starts with the text, not a system.
Are New Year’s resolutions a good habit for gospel-centered Christians?
The celebration of Christmas is an opportunity for the gospel because our culture celebrates Christmas.
We know who the real king is, and we do not fear the enemy.
When people visit a church they’re going to decide within the first 10 minutes whether or not they’ll ever come back.
Pride robs God of his glory because it delights in self-glory. That’s why seminary is so dangerous.
It is the Spirit that takes the Word of God as the seed, sows it in hearts, and makes them live.
It’s best for both the health of a church and its pastor for him to dig in and stay
Following a pastor who has run well is only a problem for those who lack the character or the stamina to do the same.
How should a preacher handle the occasional failure even after extensive study and spiritual preparation?
I am a shepherd who preaches, not a preacher who shepherds. In other words, I am not merely a Bible teacher exegeting the text, but a pastor walking through life with the people I serve and applying the texts I exegete.
Change occurs through people. People follow leaders, and leaders know the value of relationship.
No one denies that a preaching class and some coaching can help anyone become better. What we question is the possibility that someone with no natural giftedness and ability can be taught well enough that he can become really good.
Pastors who try to reap the dividends of authority without making the investment of credibility will quickly find themselves in a leadership deficit.