Blog Posts on Pastoral Ministry
Brothers, the Ministry Is Supernatural
Brothers, Build a Gospel Culture
Gospel doctrine creates a gospel culture. The doctrines of grace create a culture of grace, a social environment of acceptance and hope and freedom and joy. Jesus himself touches us through his truths to create a new kind of community.…Continue Reading
Brothers, We Are Not Sisters
To say that one thing is not another thing is not to register a complaint against either.
To say that the sun is not the moon is not to criticize the moon, and to say that the land is not…Continue Reading
Brothers, Train Up the Next Generation
I find there is a persistent temptation in my life and ministry. It is the temptation to just finish my own race faithfully.
“What’s wrong with that?” you ask. It actually sounds fairly biblical, almost Pauline. “I just want to…Continue Reading
Brothers, We Are Not Superstars
Jesus summarizes the purpose of his incarnation in Mark 10:45 when he says, “Even the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” This profound and crucial…Continue Reading
Brothers, We Are Not Professors
It has been said by one great Reformed theologian that we are living in the most anti-intellectual age in the church’s history. We are the TV generation, making way for the Internet generation. Images tickle our eyes, and sound-bites massage…Continue Reading
Pastors, Politics, and the American Republic
For those reading from the States, today is Independence Day, the peak of America's summer. So in the midst of cookouts and fireworks, let's do a quick dial back to the founders.
America and its founders. Now that's a…Continue Reading
Why Rooting Joy in Ministry Success Is Disastrous
Is there a greater thrill than to know someone's life has been permanently transformed because you reached out to them?
It is sweet to know your sister was saved through your series of conversations, or that you helped to disciple…Continue Reading