Book Review: The Pastor’s Kid by Barnabas Piper

Even though my two brothers and I are all in the ministry and are all married to pastor’s daughters, we did not grow up in a pastor’s home. Our parents are wonderful committed Christians and have always been very involved in church, but, to some degree, we were spared some of the drama that comes from […]

Sunday School in HD Book Review

In a day and age in which many churches are decreasing services and cancelling Sunday school, Allan Taylor’s book Sunday School in HD is energy boost to the small group ministry. My personal experience with Sunday school began at the Mansfield Baptist Temple. Each Sunday my family would attend an age-appropriate class where we were […]

Why Normal Christianity Looks Radical Today?

My good friend Trent Cornwell who is a pastor at Vision Baptist Church wrote the following excellent article that I wanted to repost on my blog. At the center of our faith is a Man who though rich became poor for our sakes, who removed Himself from complete security in the Father to be butchered […]

Repost: Rejoicing in the Holes in the Ground

I really enjoyed the following post. I think that we often wait too long to rejoice and to praise God. We should be praising God all along life’s journey. I hope it will be a help and encouragment to you. I’ve spent this week preaching on Ezra at one of our conferences. Even though this […]

Repost: How God Revives a Dying Church

I found this article by Carey Schmidt very helpful. “Reviving dying churches,” “replanting churches,” “rescuing churches,” whatever you want to call it, is a real issue in places where churches used to be strong but are now growing weaker. The United Kingdom is certainly a place like that. We believe strongly in church-planting, but we […]

Repost: Ten Tips to Becoming a More Productive Pastor

Tom Rainer shares some very important truths and tips for pastors on is blog. I have found many of the things he says helpful, and I know there are areas in which I need improvement. I hope this list will be helpful to pastors, Christian works, and church members. The work of pastoral ministry is […]

Repost: We Have Stopped Supporting Your Ministry

source The following is a must read as you develop your mission’s philosophy in your local church. Issues Facing Missions Today: 14 ‘We Have Stopped Supporting Your Ministry’ 1 December, AD 51 Dear Paul, Silas, and Timothy, Greetings from Antioch. We trust you are well and that your ministry in Corinth is also continuing well. Our […]

The Church, Holding Up the Truth

The church has become many things to many people. It has been used for politics, for power, for financial gain. It is thought of as a social club, an irrelevant aspect of society, and a tool for evil and war. It has been criticised, compromised, ostracised, and hijacked. Because churches are made up of human […]

Unity: A Rare Yet Wonderful Thing!

Psalm 133:1-3 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! 2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; 3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life […]

Getting Organised

I have been told that one of my strengths is organisation. How true that is is for those who know me to decide. Regardless, I have been asked recently by someone in the ministry about how to get more organised. So I thought I would write out some of the things I have learned about organisation. […]