Chad Ashby

Chad Ashby

Chad Ashby serves as pastor of College Street Baptist Church in Newberry, South Carolina, where he lives with his wife and three boys. He is an MDiv graduate from SBTS. Chad blogs at After Math.

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Why we need the book of Revelation right now (and always)

The Christ who died and lives forever and ever tells Christians to Fear Not.

God isn’t fair (and that’s a good thing)

What you and I need now more than ever is not fairness but forgiveness.

Biblical narrative is ambiguous (and why that’s a good thing)

The next time you get frustrated with those biblical authors for making their stories so hard to understand, remember: God did it for a reason.

Where a desperate small-town pastor found hope

In ministry, God lets us grow hungry so we realize how desperately we need him.

Expository preaching is good for the preacher

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.

3 reasons your church shouldn’t be all about numbers

The people of your city are not prospective church attendees, they are sheep without a shepherd.

3 reasons your church should be all about numbers

I would argue that the number of people who come to Christ and join your church should be of great concern. I believe you should care how many people are on your membership list — down to the very last one.

Should a pastor use Greek and Hebrew in his sermon?

5 steps to using Greek and Hebrew in your sermons (without boring your church)

3 reasons to not skip the “boring” parts of the Bible

There are no unimportant words in Scripture. So let us delight in them and preach them all.

5 simple ways to get young students excited about old hymns

I wanted to help our older generation pass down these precious gems to the next generation. I also wanted the next generation to be able to take ownership of these hymns.

Practical questions to ask before entering church revitalization

Every church revitalizer must remember that new life comes about not by pushing all the right buttons, but by the grace of God.