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Review of Baptist Foundations

It’s been a good year for Baptists. In Baptist Foundations: Church Government for an Anti-Institutional Age edited Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman pastor’s a church leaders have been provided material that will help them think through issues of church structure and practice in a biblical manner. 326 more words

The Mercy of God (Jonah 1:17-2:10)

This is an excerpt from a sermon I preached at Fairview Baptist Church. You can watch the whole thing here.

A few years ago, the headline of USA Today featured an article titled “Is Sin Dead?”, where the author explored the question “has the notion of sin been lost in modern culture?” When it comes to sin we tend to think, “I am not as sinful as most people”. 436 more words


Pastor, You Might Have CIA Agents In Your Church!

The CIA recently declassified it’s “Simple Sabotage Field Manual“, which was used in World War II to sabotage operations (1944). A friend pointed out that on page 28, section 11 titled  212 more words

Pastoral Ministry

Review of Ministry by the Book

Ministry by the Book: New Testament Patterns for Pastoral Leadership by Derek Tidball provides what is in essence a New Testament biblical theology of pastoral ministry. 521 more words

Book Reviews

Shepherding with Sense and Sensibility

My article on Shepherding with Sense and Sensibility was recently published at The Gospel Coalition. Here is the introduction:

Most of us have been trained in seminary to pastor with good sense.

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On Being a Pastor: A Letter to Myself

During the month of October, I have taken up the challenge to publish a blog post every day. I have worked hard to avoid a negative or critical tone in what I have written. 1,078 more words


The Mission of God (Jonah 1)

This is an excerpt from a sermon I preached at Fairview Baptist Church. You can watch the whole sermon here.

Jonah’s ministry was built on the fact that he serves as a mouthpiece for God. 700 more words