Why Did My Friend Take His Life?

My friend took his life two weeks ago. When I read the news, I felt as if I was standing on a shifting fault line. My stomach ignited and sent its flaming fingers up my chest and grabbed hold of my throat, choking each attempted breath. These reactions racked my body as I tried to…

Worth a Look: Theological Education in the Nations; Is Joy or Obedience first; Let Your Internet Yes Be Yes; Having a Theological Ministry

Here are few articles worth a look: Tony Merida gives us 6 Theses on taking theological education to the nations. What Comes first? My joy in Jesus or my obedience to Jesus? John Piper gives us his answer. Jared Wilson argues we’ve started living as personas, not persons. Steve Lawson argues that pastors are indeed…

Worth a Look: Jason DeRouchie on the Old Testament; The Best Case for Cessationism; God Knows What You Don’t Have; ETS and the Holy Spirit

Here are several things we believe are worth a look: Jason DeRouchie, professor of Old Testament and Biblical theology at Bethlehem College & Seminary and my (Jonathon) favorite Old Testament theologian, gives us ten reasons the Old Testament is important for Christians today. Andrew Wilson, a convinced continuationist, gives high praise for a new book…

Multiply Disciples, Yes. But how? Five Practical Tips for Making Disciples

Recently I posted an article arguing for the idea of multiplication. That is, as Christians we are called to make disciples (Matt 28:18–20). We hope the disciples we make will, in turn, make other disciples. In short, multiplication = disciples making more disciples. I’m not going to rehash that argument. If you are interested, you…

Pastor Nick Sandefur on revitalizing the local church.

Photo by Marcelo Leal on Unsplash Listen to Pastor Nick Sandefur of the Porter Memorial Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky discuss some details on the important work of revitalizing a local church. Listen here. In summary, he gives several characteristics of a healthy work of revitalization: The necessity of an unwavering commitment to truth. A passion and commitment…