On occasion, I love to watch the reaction on Christian teenagers’ faces when I tell them I don’t know the exact date and time I was saved. It defies so many of their preconceptions about the standard … [Read more...] about A Youth Pastor’s Worst Mistake
2016 has proved to be a landmark year for published works on the history of the church. One such book comes to us from John Piper, entitled Andrew Fuller: Holy Faith, Worthy Gospel, World … [Read more...] about Universal Atonement and Faith: Andrew Fuller’s Worthy Gospel
As a pastor, something I love to hear from Christian couples is a husband occasionally boasting, “In 20 years of marriage we’ve never once had a single fight.” Needless to say, it’s a rare occurrence. … [Read more...] about The Perfect Marriage
In the third volume of Christianity and Western Thought (2009), Alan Padgett and Steve Wilkens review the chief philosophical trends of the twentieth century. In their examination of the theology of … [Read more...] about 95 Gospel-Centered Theses
In a church, every question concerning the pulpit concerns the nature of Scripture. The way a church defines the primary role of the pastor reveals its expectations for the way sinners are saved. In … [Read more...] about Should Every Sermon Include an Invitation?