Faithful doctrinal teaching always starts with the text, not a system.
Good shepherding takes place in the steadiness of feeding, nurturing, caring, and watching out for the flock.
As we rise with him, even our personalities are redeemed and regenerated and renewed and reformatted.
We have to own our pursuit or rejection of food before Jesus can come and provide the only lasting comfort amidst this world’s sufferings.
The profile of a good listener is the opposite of the proverbial fool: patient, energetic, focused.
The church should be a place where training and growth occur so that Christians flourish.
Billy Graham’s faith was authentic, on and off the crusade stage.
How can a pastor stay informed without being glued to the news?
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.
In the #MeToo Era, many pastors live as though God will not hold them accountable for the souls of women in their church.
Ministry cannot become merely a job. It is a calling to lay your life down for the church.
Isolation is not good for a pastor, his wife and family, or the church he serves.
As pastors, we must lovingly guide those whom God has placed under our care to steward their privilege of church membership well.
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When a pastor remains at the same church for a long time, the church flourishes. So does the pastor.
It’s not like the internal call comes from God and the external comes from man. No, God works through people in both cases.
To belong to a community is to be at its disposal, to have given over all you have to be used for whatever your community needs.
Nothing in seminary can quite get the young pastor completely ready for everything he will face in his first year.