Sam Parkison

Samuel G. Parkison is the author of Revelation and Response: The Why and How of Leading Corporate Worship through Song. He is also a Regular Contributor to For The Church and is a PhD student at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Samuel lives in Kansas City with his wife (Shannon) and their two sons (Jonah and Henry), where Samuel serves as a Pastor of Teaching and Liturgy at Emmaus Church. Sam blogs regularly at samuelparkison.wordpress.com.

Aug 12

Please Come Back to Church, Pt. 2 – An Open Letter to Christians by Sam Parkison

You who are tempted to stay home out of convenience, I urge you to repent and come back to church.

Aug 5

Please Come Back to Church, Pt. 1 – An Open Letter to Pastors by Sam Parkison

Your services may not feel meaningful. But regardless of what they feel like, they are.

Apr 9

A Strong Conscience or Immaturity? by Sam Parkison

What does it look like for thoughts about entertainment to be taken captive to obey Christ?

Mar 9

The Ten Commandments: A Book Review by Sam Parkison

There is no chapter in this book that does not look to Christ as the ultimate fulfillment of the Ten Commandments. 

Feb 4

Should I Use My Trans Neighbor’s Preferred Pronoun? by Sam Parkison

Central to our gospel presentation is the solution to the problem of sin, and if this sin is central to our hearer’s identity, we haven’t actually presented the gospel until we’ve brought it to bear rigt there.

Jan 3

Who is the Holy Spirit?: A Book Review by Sam Parkison

Yarnell is able to paint a picture of the Holy Spirit with many shades and hues, with colors drawn from a spectrum of biblical genres located at various points within redemptive history. 

Nov 26

Three Characteristics of Healthy Church Discipline by Sam Parkison

The only kind of soil in which church discipline can properly grow is communal love.

Nov 4

God Loves You, Deal With It! by Sam Parkison

His standards are the robes of Christ’s righteousness—they literally cannot be higher. 

Oct 28

No Fear, No Wisdom by Sam Parkison

True wisdom—biblical wisdom—is not limited to the intellect. 

Sep 26

Revival and the Book of Nehemiah by Sam Parkison

If you are not content with a Christianity characterized by minimal devotion to God, Nehemiah is your book.​