Resources by Sam Bierig

Sam Bierig serves as Dean of Spurgeon College. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Theology from Ouachita Baptist University and received his Masters of Divinity from Southern Seminary. Sam pastored in Arkansas for six years and now serves as an elder at Liberty Baptist Church in Liberty, Missouri. Sam is married to Mallory and they have one daughter, Abby Mae, and two sons, Levi and Owen. You can follow him on Twitter @ecclesiologian.

Jul 15, 2016

When Tears Don't Satiate the Sorrow by Sam Bierig

Until the New Heavens and the New Earth, wear your mourning like a badge of love from your Savior.

Jun 16, 2017

Using Your Words Wisely (Part 5) by Sam Bierig

When the reality that your true address is on high in heaven with Christ, then you will think, live and talk as such here on earth.

Jun 15, 2017

Using Your Words Wisely (Part 4) by Sam Bierig

For the Christian, Christ’s honor and name are at stake with each and every word that piles out of our mouth.

Jun 14, 2017

Using Your Words Wisely (Part 3) by Sam Bierig

Until the heart is transformed, we are no more than broken people breaking people—the wounded inflicting more wounds on the already wounded.

Jun 13, 2017

Using Your Words Wisely (Part 2) by Sam Bierig

Jesus is saying that on judgment day, your words will be like a traceable cookie crumb trail leading to an unarguable conclusion - you’re either dead in sin or alive in Christ.

Jun 12, 2017

Using Your Words Wisely (Part 1) by Sam Bierig

God has entrusted each of us with an almost immeasurable quantity of words, a gargantuan gift to be stewarded and wielded for His glory. 

Jan 9

Ten Truths about a Liar by Sam Bierig

It is vital that you and I rightly discern and evaluate Satan. He is not to be trifled with nor buffooned, but in Christ, his back was utterly broken on Calvary’s hill.

Apr 5, 2017

Sex: The Cathedral of Our Culture by Sam Bierig

Sex simply cannot sustain the weight of our culture's expectations.

Apr 14

Sam Bierig on the Most Important Ingredient in Student Ministry by Sam Bierig

Series: Conversations asks Sam Bierig, Dean and Assistant Professor of Christian Studies at Spurgeon College, "What is the most important ingredient to student ministry?"

May 7, 2015

Resurrecting Your Quiet Time by Sam Bierig

Does your "devo life" need a spiritual steroid shot? Consider this approach to Bible reading.

Sep 13, 2016

Reading for the Rest of Us by Sam Bierig

For most of us, our book list far outpaces the time we have to actually read. Here are six practical ways to help you read more and better.

Aug 12, 2015

Preparing Your Soul For Seminary

A Reading List

A small compendium of voices, saints of old and new, who will both challenge and grace you with the things necessary for “survival and thrival” in seminary.

Jul 10, 2015

Pixel Lust, Part 2

The Single Christian and Porn

Trusting God’s eternal gospel, believing him to be good in the middle of it, will become the fuel you use for the fight that awaits you just on the other side of that supposed cyber meadow.

Jul 3, 2015

Pixel Lust, Part 1

The Married Christian and Porn

The sexual provisions he has provided you in the truth of the gospel and in the body and soul of your spouse is enough for you.  It is more than enough for you.

Nov 1, 2016

Mom as Unsung Disciple-Maker by Sam Bierig

If it’s true that the first shall be last and the last first, there are going to be a lot of moms who wind up first in the ultimate line.

Dec 6, 2015

In Praise of Sunday Mornings by Sam Bierig

Corporate worship is one of the primary means by which God saves you to himself.

Oct 31, 2019

God’s Wrecking Ball: A Tribute to Luther by Sam Bierig

Luther was God’s wrecking ball. He was God’s appointed servant for such a time as the Protestant Reformation.

May 11, 2015

Fuel for a Long Theological Journey by Sam Bierig

Theological training is as important to the call of ministry as the call itself. But we can resent this training. Or we can be shaped by it.

Jul 4, 2016

Don't Waste Your Vacation by Sam Bierig

You never take a vacation from your Christianity, so why would we stop attending worship on the Sunday of our vacation?

Jan 24

A Student Ministry Manifesto by Sam Bierig

A 10-point manifesto for a healthier Youth Ministry.

Jan 11, 2017

8 Books That Have Influenced Me by Sam Bierig

 I would argue that a book is only truly influential in so far as it somehow moves into your life without you asking it to.

Jul 17, 2015

6 Bible Passages I Consistently Pray Over My Wife by Sam Bierig

My practice has been to try to take one of these passages each day of the week and use it to give momentum to my prayer for my wife.  What a joy and weighty responsibility it is to pray on behalf of our wives!

Dec 7, 2016

14 Words of Advice for Guest Preachers by Sam Bierig

Filling someone else's pulpit can be quite a rewarding assignment if handled well, but it can also be nerve-wracking if you don’t follow proper decorum.

Jan 30

10 Reasons to Read Strachan’s Reenchanting Humanity by Sam Bierig

Is Strachan right to claim that anthropology is the major issue of our time? He is. There is no more pressing issue for the Church of Jesus Christ.