The Glory of the Church

Ministry is not easy. It can discourage and distract. At times, it’s uncomfortable, precarious, and lonely. For most pastors, it requires years of labor in obscurity, shepherding small congregations and having no platform for broader influence. With all the challenges of ministry, why would anyone want the job? Why is pastoral ministry worth it? Pastors … More The Glory of the Church

5 Reasons Pastors Should Give Preaching Opportunities To Others In The Church

Posted by Todd Linn, PhD on November 19, 2021 Most pastors consider weekly preaching {and teaching1} to be their greatest ministry responsibility. For this reason, many pastors are reluctant to miss a preaching opportunity and, when absent, rely only upon pastor friends or other outside speakers. To be sure, members rightly expect their pastors to be in the pulpit … More 5 Reasons Pastors Should Give Preaching Opportunities To Others In The Church

Give Them God: What the Church Really Has to Offer

There is some really good stuff here. Three takeaways I really liked were 1) Second — and more importantly — good speaking doesn’t spiritually transform lives. God does. And he does it through the faithful preaching of his Word 2) God. He is the center of our Sunday music. 3) Maybe it’s just me, but … More Give Them God: What the Church Really Has to Offer

Evangelism, The Church, and Early Christian Ethics

CAME ACROSS THIS TODAY AND FOUND IT TO BE AN OUTSTANDING ARTICLE! In his book, The Patient Ferment of the Early Church, Alan Kreider makes the case that the substantial growth of Christianity from the resurrection of Christ through the 300’s was tied to the church’s emphasis on the patient ethical formation of believers. According to … More Evangelism, The Church, and Early Christian Ethics

Addiction, Intervention, and Forgiveness

Dr. Gregory Jantz Appears on ‘Focus on the Family Broadcast’ to Discuss Addiction, Intervention, and Forgiveness EDMONDS, Wash., June 24, 2021 /Christian Newswire/ — Addiction – in its many forms – has been widely considered a problem in the United States for decades. Throughout the years, it has been affecting families and communities by compromising … More Addiction, Intervention, and Forgiveness