• Measuring Success by Larry Mininger

    About forty people scattered on metal chairs greeted me on my first Sunday in my first (and only) pastorate in a quaint little sanctuary nestled in the woods between massive orange groves just west of Orlando, Florida. There were no pews, …Read More

  • God-centered Worship by Terry Johnson

    What is worship that is not centered on God? Worship that is centered on something other than God is not worship, we answer simply. It may be a religious gathering, it may be exciting, it may be informative, but it …Read More

  • The Discipline of God by Joel Beeke

    Church programs, campus ministries, and independent organizations today emphasize the need for radical discipleship. It is not always clear what they mean by this. The word radical can be a trendy term. What is clear is this: if one’s view …Read More

  • The Frozen Chosen by Keith Mathison

    Reformed Christians are often accused of being cold and callous, virtual Stoics or fatalists. We’ve all heard the epithet “the frozen chosen” applied to Reformed believers. We usually protest that such a nickname does not truly describe us, and of …Read More

  • The Christian Club by W. Robert Godfrey

    Many American churches are in a mess. Theologically they are indifferent, confused, or dangerously wrong. Liturgically they are the captives of superficial fads. Morally they live lives indistinguishable from the world. They often have a lot of people, money, and …Read More

  • Does the Center Hold? by Keith Mathison

    If I have heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times: “A Calvinist evangelist? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Calvinism undermines evangelism.” This accusation has been repeated so many times that few make the effort to argue it. Instead, it …Read More

  • Acceptable to God by Patrick Lennox

    A common question a fellow Christian might ask you is: “What kind of church do you go to?” The question has little to do with the denomination or creedal stance of the church; it is a question of worship, or, …Read More

  • Farmers and the Rest of Us by Gene Edward Veith

    Might there be a time when readers of the Bible will not understand — without a host of reference books — what a sower is? For most of the world’s history, the majority of people made their living from the …Read More

  • The School of Jesus Christ by David Powlison

    When I first received the intelligence of the death…of your son Louis, I was so utterly overpowered that for many days I was fit for nothing but to grieve; and albeit I was somehow upheld before the Lord by those …Read More

  • The Genuine Life by Scotty Smith

    With three decades plus change in the pastoral ministry, the gospel seems to be getting bigger and Jesus is appearing more gracious than ever. Maybe that’s because I’ve never been more aware of my brokenness and more disrupted by longings …Read More

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