Jonathan Leeman’s, Don’t Fire Your Church Members (an outline)

I’ve recently finished reading Jonathan Leeman’s defense of congregationalism. I believe it is the single best resource on the issue today. I highly recommend the work. Jonathan Leeman, Don’t Fire Your Church Members: The Case for Congregationalism.   Nashville: B&H Academic, 2016. ISBN: 978-1433686238 $19.36 208 pages Introduction Not Just Decision Making, But Work Who…

Are You Improving? Thoughts on Getting Better, Particularly at Preaching

This weekend marked the end of the season for my beloved Kentucky Wildcats. I love watching UK basketball and it was sad to see them lose to the Auburn Tigers. The loss, however, was much easier to take when I heard Duke also lost. A bit of balance was restored to the universe. When I…

Worth a Look: Church Planting and Accountability; 9Marks on Church Planting; Why don’t Christians Study their Bible?; Why don’t Christians Memorize their Bible?

Here are a few things we believe are worth a look. Accountability is important. We’ve all read or heard of recent failures and firings of high-profile pastors. We all need accountable relationships and structures. TGC offers help. A 9Marks podcast on Church planting with Brian Davis and Nathan Knight. Why don’t more Christians study the…

Worth a Look: ETS and Transgender Christianity?; What Theological Issues are Facing the Church?; David Zuleger, Lead Pastor at Bethlehem (south)

Here are a few things we believe are worth a look. At the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society this year, a paper was presented arguing for the viability of “Transgender Christianity.” This is important because what happens in the academy runs downhill into our churches. Jason K. Allen, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological…

Our secrets will kill us – Samuel Chand

Photo by Kristina Flour on Unsplash Pain, suffering, disappointments, and hardships can only be effectively managed and sorted through within the context of community. I believe that with all my being. I may not live up to that truth; at times, I try to wade through my pain, suffering, disappointments, and hardships on my own…the typical “lone-ranger Christian”…