Revitalization demands that we learn how to live with the tension between the way things are and the way God wants them to be.
Even as an introvert, when I realize that Christ has taken the initiative to reach out to me in love, then I can find the strength to initiate conversations with strangers.
Managing your own kids is vital because the way you manage your kids is the way you’ll manage God’s children.
Expository preaching takes the whole burden off the preacher and places it where it belongs: on the Word of God. It is the Word’s job to feed the sheep. As the preacher, I just set the table.
R. Albert Mohler Jr. discusses his new book “The Apostles’ Creed” on discovering authentic Christianity in an age of counterfeits
In order to remain a missionary, you must fight against your natural tendency to connect with those who look like you and intentionally develop cross-cultural friendships.
When I evaluate my own prayers, I realize that I don’t usually pray for “daily” bread. I usually pray for “yearly” bread or “decades” of bread.
Studying Baptist history enables us to become Baptists by theological conviction. It teaches us that there are many good biblical and theological reasons to hold a firm grip upon Baptist ecclesiology as a necessary biblical complement to a robust confessional, evangelical orthodoxy.
Leading God’s people is unlike any other task in the world — which is why it requires a calling of the Spirit, and not merely training for a job.
If you find that you are not a perfect pastor, do not be surprised or dismayed. Recalibrate your expectations and be grateful for the progress God is making in your own heart and soul.
Church revitalization is hard work, and many of the lessons I’ve learned have been not just unexpected, but difficult and painful.
Timothy Paul Jones & Michael Wilder converse about their new upcoming book, “The God Who Goes Before You”.
Addictions do not die in one decisive action. They die over a long period of time.
In the good times, we don’t need covenants, because we can get by on feelings alone. But covenant communities hold us up when we’re faltering.
Seminary can by no means teach everything you need to know, but it puts strong tools in your box to set you up for a lifetime of matriculating in the school of Christ.
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.