Category Archives: Ministry

The Worship Leader’s Words

I like weddings. I mean, who doesn’t like a free meal? And yet I cringe at the same moment of every wedding reception: right when the best man and the maid of honor – then the father of the bride, … Continue reading

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Where the Wind Blows

In case you’re unsure about how/if your church should respond to culture, here are two ways to look at it. In his new book, Deep and Wide, Andy Stanley asserts: “Culture is like the wind. You can’t stop it. You … Continue reading

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No big-deal-ness

In a post at TGC, Ray Ortlund reminds young pastors what they should expect ministry to look like. He does it by sharing a couple of pictures from his dad’s pastoral journal. The journal – which records things like sermons, weddings … Continue reading

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The Lure of Applause

In Matthew 6:1, Jesus instructs his hearers to “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven” (cf. Gal 1:10; 1 Thess … Continue reading

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The New Normal

Carl Trueman’s got a post at Reformation21 on the way today’s rapidly changing culture deems odd things as “normal,” and “normal” things as odd, particularly in the realm of sexual ethics. What this means is that anyone who plans to … Continue reading

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The Whole Sweep of Scripture

N.T. Wright on reading Scripture. HT: Ross Shannon/Patrick Schreiner How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord Is laid for your faith in his excellent word!

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Church Membership: The Metaphors of the Church

There are a number of metaphors for the church in the New Testament: flock (Acts 20:28), household (1 Tim 3:15), temple (1 Cor 3:16), and body (1 Cor 12:12-31), for example.  Each image implies that we can identify who belongs and also that survival depends … Continue reading

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