Resources by Sam Parkison

Samuel G. Parkison, a Regular Contributor to For The Church, is a PhD student at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He 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. You can follow Samuel on Twitter at @samuel_parkison

Oct 20, 2015

Your Work Has An Eschatology by Sam Parkison

A ministry position in a local church is not the only possible work you can do to the glory of God.

Oct 6, 2015

The Right Kind of Worship War by Sam Parkison

There is a right kind of worship war, a kind that every Christian -- and particularly, those who are leaders in the church -- should be engaging in on a daily basis.

Aug 1

Theology and Devotion: Friends or Foes? by Sam Parkison

Theological study, communion with God, and godly living comprehend one another. 

Aug 7, 2015

The Importance of Corporate Confession by Sam Parkison

If Luther was right that "all of life is repentance," then a non-repenter is a non-believer.

Sep 6, 2016

Stricter Judgement for the Justified Pastor by Sam Parkison

The pastor is saved by the same gospel message he proclaims to his flock, but the nature of his calling invites a stricter judgement.

Oct 5, 2016

Single Men, Consider the Single Mothers in Your Church by Sam Parkison

Many single Christian men in our churches bemoan the fact that they desire to be married, but can’t seem to find a wife. Perhaps the problem is that their “market” is too narrowly defined.

Jun 17, 2015

Should I Attend My Friend's Same-Sex Wedding? by Sam Parkison

What if I go there to show the love of Jesus; to show some grace? After all, didn’t Jesus hang out with sinners?

Aug 20, 2015

Praying Imprecatory Psalms Evangelistically by Sam Parkison

God will vindicate his holiness by pouring out wrath on the injustice that disregards it.

Jul 8, 2015

Our Worship Has a Reason by Sam Parkison

When we are focusing on the grandeur of God’s actual glory, we are freed from superficial stimulation of our emotions. This is actually how we safeguard authenticity in our worship.

Apr 5

On Brokenness and Our Two-Speed Culture by Sam Parkison

God shows his love for us not by affirming our brokenness, but by receiving us while still in such a state, and then slapping an expiration date on it.

Jan 4

Of Jerks and Seminarians by Sam Parkison

It’s entirely possible to be absolutely unwavering on convictional truth matters and still give people the expectation to receive love and compassion from you.

Jul 22, 2016

Men, Abortion is Your Problem Too by Sam Parkison

The impulse that says, "Men should not be there," should be laid to rest. Abortion is a problem for men.

Jul 22, 2015

How We Teach and Admonish in Our Worship by Sam Parkison

God wants us to experience our messy community when we come together in worship. He is honored by it.

Nov 15, 2015

Gospel Deeps From My Two Week-Old by Sam Parkison

It is amazing to me that my helplessness before God mirrors the helpless of my two week-old son.

Aug 23, 2017

Early Discoveries of a Young Pastor by Sam Parkison

We will be crushed under the weight of ministry if we forget that Christ's church is Christ's.

Aug 25, 2016

Beware of Cool-Shaming by Sam Parkison

Contextualization, at its best, is simply faithful communication. At its worst, contextualization is the Christian’s code word for “I can do whatever I want.”