When I can’t hear the gospel, my role grows large, my expectations swell and my mind visits some strange places and absurd ideas.
There is no salvation without full and final atonement for sin.
When we continue to uphold the gospel and what Christ has done, then they will see the purpose of discipleship.
The idea that a book could impact a soul, that it could awaken something fresh in a weary spirit, give a reader a new sense of Christ's grace that changes everything -- that's worth writing for.
Always seek to feed your people, do not settle for unhelpful—or even less helpful— diversions.
When our churches recall the duty of prayer, they also step into the exact footsteps Christ taught his disciples to live.
In aiming to exemplify hospitality to orphans, pastors are given the unique opportunity of leveraging their influence to fulfill James's biblical ideal of pure and undefiled religion.
If you’re a Christian, knowing your personality is not your end game.
God rarely invites men into ministry roles where some kind of financial faith is not required to accept the role.
Touching and handling a Bible anchors us physically to God’s gracious gift of the Bible itself.
Being around the flock helps them see what our message looks like in real life.
Some ask, "Do we really need another church?" The better question is, "Are there still lost people in our communities?"
The way some people talk about prayer owes more to New Age spirituality and witchcraft than biblical Christianity.
We do not have editorial authority over the message.
We are to make indentions, impressions, dents, whatever, upon the mind and heart by preaching the Word of God.
Pastors, find fuel for patience in the power of the gospel.
Because the Spirit doesn’t give strength for disobedience, He isn’t going to help perpetuate a myth of “Super Pastor.”
Imagine what could happen if your church started sending overseas those members who love and serve the church best.
Others can do the work to study and reframe the truths of God’s Word for you, but you’ll then miss the riches and rewards that come from hard work and study of the Word for yourself.
You are encouraged to love one another as Christ has loved you, and a key way that happens is through the extension of merciful strength and aid in the face of failure.
There are lots of distractions from and temptations to discard a commitment to gospel-centeredness. Here are just eight . . .
Hosted by Jared Wilson, this new podcast from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary features reflections and conversations aimed at encouraging leaders in gospel ministry.
God does not answer prayers that are motivated by selfish ambition, misplaced priorities, or worldly passions.
Simple math tells us that it is faithful, ordinary, anonymous lay people who make up the vast majority of the churches around the world.
Defend your people’s freedom in Christ with your life if necessary. But do not impinge on their freedom, even if you think it’s for their own good.
Plurality is possible. God commands it. Let’s pursue it and protect it.
Most of the pastors I know garner my trust and respect and deserve my prayers and support.
Part 1 of a 4-part series on leadership and rest.
Sex simply cannot sustain the weight of our culture's expectations.
As pastors, should care more about getting the Bible right than simply feeling like we’re right.
Moving to a plurality of pastors is a good goal that is worth pursuing, but it’s important to not get in a rush.
We asked Dan Darling, "How should a church decide which, if any, parachurch ministries to support?"
You must get this right.
70 percent of 18–22 year-olds stop attending church for at least one year, and a majority of 20 year-olds leave church, often never to return.
The truth of the matter is that there is no ground for creativity that comes close to the intellectual fertility of Christian theology.
The line between noble intentions and prideful purposes is so difficult to see that it's easy for us to cross.
Whenever true disciples are added to the church, the gospel has been proclaimed.
We ask H.B. Charles, "What are the pastor’s most important weekly tasks?"
If you’re a leader, others might have been involved in the mistake, but they were likely following your lead.