Pastor, Let’s Think This Year: John Calvin as Model of Thoughtfulness

By all accounts, John Calvin, the great Genevan reformer and systematician of the Reformation age, was an educated man. His early educational endeavors help set a trajectory toward a rigorous pattern of intellectual engagement that will mark his ministry. If pastors would cultivate a robust life of the mind (and they should), then paying attention…

Why Won’t God Answer My Prayer?

God answers impossibly big prayers. Throughout the New Testament both Jesus and the apostles invite those who follow Jesus to pray and ask for impossibly big things with the assurance that God is inclined to answer. So why do we so often see prayers go unanswered? Can we do anything about it? These promises about…