Faithfulness in a Fruitless Ministry by Michelle Tipton

When you genuinely strive toward faithfulness in your leadership, friendships, counseling situations, or evangelistic opportunities, you can’t shake the discouragement when those to whom you minister meet you with blank stares or hard hearts. While working toward faithfulness, every Christian will come to a point where they feel they are failing. Disappointment often follows when…

Appropriate Speech-Acts: Thinking Carefully about Who Says What When the Church is Gathered (Part 1)

*This article has two parts: see Part 2. A generation ago, debates among egalitarians and complementarians were significant. Eventually, the camps settled into their own (two organizations emerged that generally represent the two sides: Council of Biblical Manhood & Womanhood and Christians for Biblical Equality). Today, however, within the settled camp of complementarianism, there are…

Worth a Look: Denny Burk on Women Preaching; Midwestern is Killing It; Alastair Roberts Comes to Minneapolis

Here are a few things worth a look. Dr. Denny Burk writes an important piece that addresses the complementarian debate surrounding women preaching to the gathered church. Alastair Roberts is coming to Minneapolis for the Theopolis Institute event held at Cities Church. Consider attending! Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary continues to impress. They have hired Dr.…

Congregationalism and the Biblical Theology

Over the years I’ve happily defended the congregational view of church government. The New Testament evidence for this position is, in my mind, clear enough. In my reading of the Bible, congregationalism is the New Testament model when it comes to local church polity. Now, the arguments for congregational government are pretty standard. It seems when…

Jesus, give us more men with high Christian character.

Photo by Jack Sharp on Unsplash Craig Hamilton in his book Wisdom in Leadership: the how and why of leading the people you serve writes, “if the leadership skills are the what of leadership, then character is the why and the how behind that what. Character is king because it’s like the filter through which all of your skills…