Joseph Lanier

Joseph Lanier (PhD, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is pastor for discipleship and administration at Fairview Baptist Church in North Carolina. He is joyfully married to Kristen and they have three children.

Nov 16

On Vice and Virtue by Joseph Lanier

In volume two of his trilogy, Ethics as Theology, Oliver O’Donovan attempts to “follow moral thought from self-awareness to decision through the sequence of virtues from faith to hope.”1 Here, O’Donovan begins with a sort of reorientation related to the ‘Spirit and Self.’ This reorientation is attempting to respond rightly to the divine summons in […]

May 10

What is the Hypostatic Union? by Joseph Lanier

Series: Theology in the Everyday

In this magnificent hypostatic union, God the Son incarnate as the second Adam reconciled those who were alienated from God and made peace by the blood of His cross.

Sep 16

Keeping a Close Watch: On Cultivating and Maintaining Godliness in Pastoral Ministry by Joseph Lanier

In March 2020, the world was rocked by COVID, its physiological consequences, and the compounded political upheaval that was already present in the country. At the time, I was not yet voted in as an elder at Emmaus but was in the applicant stage. So, I was in conversation with the elders on a few […]

Apr 15

Deep Discipleship: A Book Review by Joseph Lanier

Series: Book Reviews

The book is asking completely different questions: Where does discipleship happen in the church? What do they need? How do disciples grow? Where do disciples go?

Oct 20

FTC Preaching Guide: Micah by Joseph Lanier

Micah is a beautiful book and a literary masterpiece. In three movements, God speaks through Micah his word of judgment and salvation.