Tim Cooper is Associate Professor of Church History in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He earned his PhD from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He is the author of John Owen, Richard Baxter and the Formation of Nonconformity (Ashgate, 2011) and Fear and Polemic in Seventeenth-Century…
Russell T. Fuller is Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He earned his PhD in the Old Testament from Hebrew Union University. Dr. Fuller is the author of numerous articles and An Invitation to Biblical Hebrew (Kregel, 2006) and the forthcoming An Invitation to Biblical Hebrew Syntax: An Intermediate Grammar…
We pray in hope, and then we wait on the Lord to answer.
Church discipline is not only biblical, it is loving.
One of the reasons Spurgeon was so rich in language and full in doctrinal substance is that he was always immersed in a great book.
I had been a pastor for just a few months when a faithful church member sought me out to discuss the use of media in the services.
A preacher eater church has a series of short-term pastors, and those departing pastors have few positive words to say about them.
The goal of apologetics is more than the dissemination of facts, it’s the invitation into a relationship.
It’s best for both the health of a church and its pastor for him to dig in and stay
Listen to their counsel, because “being dead they still speak” and teach us today.
God is holy and we are not, yet that seldom frightens us into action.
People often ignore the watchman or disregard his words, but this does not deter the faithful pastor.
When we are faithful to God in bringing our family together to worship, we are fulfilling the very purpose for which He created us.
I was grateful to learn that I don’t have the right to dislike and refuse to care for someone’s soul that God had entrusted to me.
Spurgeon’s first and nonnegotiable order of business each day, before he met with anyone else or put his hand to any other work, was devotional exercises.
Christians must spend time in careful thought before they post about politics on social media.
Following a pastor who has run well is only a problem for those who lack the character or the stamina to do the same.
Resolve never to let your daily life keep you from Jesus daily.