A sermon is a divinely authorized announcement of God’s truth. It is a proclamation of the great history of redemption as much as it is the transmission of data.
Pastors must not neglect the New Testament’s teaching on the centrality of preaching for disciple-making.
With all that’s changed, and will change in the months to come, this much we know: the pastor’s job description remains the same.
What are the implications of the doctrine of adoption for pastoral ministry? At least this: It forces us to examine our ministries and consider how we relate to our people.
As the pulpit goes, so goes the church.
The modern evangelical church sometimes seems to assume that whatever its theology, piety, and practice is must be (a priori) that of the ancient church when, in fact, much of its theology, piety, and practice is very modern indeed.
Pastors are first and foremost worship leaders in the church. Worship of God is what we were made for and where we find our true humanity.
James isn’t crazy in his talk of joy in trials. He’s a faithful pastor.
Pastors have the wonderful opportunity to model self-control in a world that prizes self-indulgence.
I wonder if we have this exactly backward. I wonder if the ethic of Christ is not “get a seat at the table with the influential,” but actually “leave the house altogether and share a table with the poor, the outcast, the marginalized.”