Though his ministry took place in a distant place and time, Ichabod Spencer has helped me profoundly as both a pastor and an evangelist.
Editor of Southern Equip
Jeff Robinson (M.Div. and Ph.D., SBTS) is editor of the Southern Seminary blog. He is pastor of Christ Fellowship Church in Louisville, serves as senior editor for The Gospel Coalition, and is also adjunct professor of church history and senior research and teaching associate for the Andrew Fuller Center at SBTS. He is co-author with Michael A. G. Haykin of To the Ends of the Earth: Calvin’s Missional Vision and Legacy (Crossway, 2014) and co-editor with D. A. Carson of Coming Home: Essays on the New Heaven and New Earth (Crossway) and 15 Things Seminary Couldn’t Teach Me (Crossway, forthcoming) with Collin Hansen. Jeff and his wife, Lisa, have four children.
How James P. Boyce’s vision became a reality.
In my prayers, I rarely fail to be grateful for God’s saving grace in Christ, but I realized that I seldom thank him for the daily grace that keeps me saved.
Spurgeon called the 3 R’s “three doctrines that must be preached above all else,” and they draw from three different chapters of Scripture that “deal with the things in the fullest manner:” Genesis 3:14-15 (Ruin), Romans 3:21-26 (Redemption), John 3:1-8 (Regeneration). Why do I think it makes a good preaching or evangelism method? Because each of…
The pages of Scripture overflow with the doctrine of uncomfortable grace.
The Puritans can teach us how to suffer, serve, and lead with faithfulness.
Our Savior to calls us to love him supremely—even if it costs our lives. No matter what, it’s worth it.
The law as a guide to salvation is a terrible taskmaster.
In our drive to make everything cross-centered, have accidentally forgotten the resurrection?
Denying the perseverance of the saints has absolutely devastating consequences.
Your soul needs more than information. In a local church, your preacher is also your pastor who can know you, care for you, and help you.
As pastors, we must lovingly guide those whom God has placed under our care to steward their privilege of church membership well.
Our kids need to be prepared—in age-appropriate ways—for life in a world captive to sin and death.
Pastor, meditate on these texts to nourish your faithfulness and silence your anxiety.
Praise God that it pleased him to work through ordinary men like Luther and Calvin to unleash afresh an extraordinary gospel to work in all its grace-driven power in my life and in the lives of countless millions of other believers and pastors through the century.
I want them to know the gospel is everything. I want them to know defending the Bible is dangerous, but worth the risk.
Scripture clearly forbids laziness, but does not forbid leisure time. After God finished creating the world and everything in it, he rested.
Brother pastor, if you haven’t read deeply and widely in the Baptist history canon, put these giants atop your reading list.