The Ministry of Music Ministry

If we thought the worship wars were over, we were wrong. Music in the church has rightfully become an ongoing conversation with an ever-changing landscape. With a plethora of discussions already had, whether it be on fog machines and strobe lights, hymnals, and projected lyrics, traditional versus modern instrumentation, undoubtedly the task of defending the purity of worship … More The Ministry of Music Ministry

What Church is Really Like

Many Christians, rightly concerned about protecting the Church’s witness in front of the wider world, have embraced claims about the church that simply are not true. Last week, Pastor Josh Howerton of Lakepointe Church in Dallas shared a fascinating Twitter thread demonstrating that when it comes to the Church’s reputation, perception is not always reality… READ MORE @ … More What Church is Really Like

Obsessed with Sanctification: William Wilberforce

In Ephesians 4:1, the apostle Paul exhorts the Ephesian church to “walk worthy of the calling with which you have been called.” This verse is a call to sanctification—a command to live in such a way that your lifestyle is marked by obedience that matches your identity in Jesus Christ. This pursuit of sanctification, which … More Obsessed with Sanctification: William Wilberforce

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

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