• Mature in Christ by Burk Parsons

    One of the greatest joys of pastoral ministry is preaching the Word of God to the people of God every Lord’s Day, morning and evening. However, it is also one of the greatest challenges of pastoral ministry. The challenge is …Read More

  • Maturity in Ministry by Kent Hughes

    When the New Testament addresses spiritual maturity, it uses the common Greek word teleios, which means “perfect” or “complete.” When it is applied to Christian growth, it indicates spiritual maturity in contrast to childlike immaturity as, for example, in this …Read More

  • The Marks of the Church by Iain Campbell

    The leading sixteenth-century Protestant Reformers were concerned to reconfigure the shape of the church only because they had a high view of it. For John Calvin, the internal work of the Spirit in the hearts of believers requires the external …Read More

  • Living Reasonably in an Unreasonable Age by Don Bailey

    Before my call to pastoral ministry, I worked in a family garden center business. There I witnessed firsthand the growth of the modern consumer mentality. In the 1980s, large garden center chain stores had adopted the 100 percent money-back guarantee …Read More

  • Training Pastors by Iver Martin

    How important is your pastor’s training? If we believe in having ministers who preach, teach, and relate to the varied and many needs within our congregations, thorough training, as with any profession, is indispensable. Yet, for a variety of reasons, …Read More

  • The Essential Marks of a Preacher by Jason Allen

    How shall they hear without a preacher?” (Rom. 10:14). With airtight logic, the Apostle Paul sets forth the indispensable human link in fulfilling the Great Commission—the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ. In so doing, he instructs us in …Read More

  • Growing in Christ, Serving in Ministry: An Interview with Sinclair Ferguson by Sinclair Ferguson

    Tabletalk: How did you become a Christian, and what brought you to the United States from your native Scotland? Sinclair Ferguson: I was brought up in a close family, with loving parents who tried to get me to keep the …Read More

  • Ministry in the Capital: An Interview with Mark Dever by Mark Dever

    Tabletalk: How did Capitol Hill Baptist Church begin, and how were you called to minister there? Mark Dever: In 1867, Celestia Ferris, chief washer-woman at the Bureau of Engraving, started a prayer meeting on Capitol Hill. By 1876, this prayer …Read More

  • Preaching and Teaching by R.C. Sproul

    Over the years, I’ve made no secret of my admiration for men such as Martin Luther and John Calvin, who were so instrumental in the recovery of the gospel during the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century. I’m amazed by …Read More

  • Preach It by Kevin Gardner

    Some years ago, it was common to see young evangelicals sporting a peculiar fashion accessory: the WWJD bracelet. These bracelets—the initials woven therein standing for “What Would Jesus Do?”—served to remind the wearer to consider the example of Christ in …Read More