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Paul’s ministry resume and yours, part 2

And like Paul, you may fervently and repeatedly pray for removal from your circumstances, but God will not change them due to a larger—and infinitely more glorious plan—that you do not see.

Paul’s ministry resume and yours, part 1

God’s servants will suffer, but he will not let them go. He is demonstrating his awesome power through their astonishing powerlessness.

7 traits of a narcissistic pastor

It is painful to watch shepherds fleece the flock they are leading, and so what follows is written with an eye to those churches who may be suffering from the effects of a narcissistic pastor.

The Council of Nicaea did not create the canon of Scripture

One idea that has yielded dangerous consequences is the notion that the Council of Nicaea (AD 325), under the authority of Roman emperor Constantine, established the Christian biblical canon.

Fundamentals of the missionary call in Adoniram Judson

What did it mean for Adoniram Judson to feel “called” to be a missionary?

Preacher, watch your tone in the pulpit

The orality of preaching makes it a more powerful medium than writing.

Are there degrees of sin?

So, does Scripture teach there are degrees of sin? The answer is, yes, but in making such an affirmation one can never relativize the serious nature of all sin

Does pop culture fit into the cultural mandate?

God did not just make humans who could make culture. God specifically says that humans should make culture to reflect him as Creator.

70 years at the same church: Valuable lessons from a persevering pastor

How easily younger ministers can assume that newer is better. Yet younger pastors need the perspective of those who’ve gone before us.

How to have ministry heroes without plagiarizing them

Scripture certainly gives warrant to have heroes, to study and emulate men and women of the faith whose lives are so marked by humble, courageous Christ-honoring character and grace-enabled skill in living the Christian life.

The lost spiritual discipline pastors desperately need

This pursuit of silence takes the care of your soul to another level, for it exposes how much you need noise, people, busyness, and distraction.

Where was God on September 11, 2001?

God was on the throne of the universe, controlling all things by His meticulous providence during the Holocaust, 9/11 and every other event in human history.

The ministry goal no one talks about

I seriously doubt that I will ever see someone else complete the exposition of the New Testament in such a thorough way to one local church ever again. But I hope you’d consider making it your goal.

Author Interview: Gregg Allison explains why the Holy Spirit is sometimes (wrongly) viewed as the JV member of the Godhead

Allison’s new book with Andreas J. Kostenberger examines the Holy Spirit from the perspective of both biblical and systematic theology.

Why did God send an evil spirit to tempt Saul?

Just as Saul had recourse against the evil spirit through the anointed David, the believer has recourse against indwelling sin through God’s Word and prayer.

5 ways elders should shepherd one another

Who will pastor the pastors? Who helps the pastors maintain steadiness in walking with Christ? Who sharpens them when dulled? Who cares for them when hurting?

Episode 36: Abraham Kuruvilla discusses hermeneutics and the gift of singleness.

On the season 3 finale of Pastor Well, Dr. York sits down with Abraham Kuruvilla (author; professor of preaching and pastoral ministries, Dallas Theological Seminary; diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology) to discuss hermeneutics and the gift of singleness.