Today Tom Hicks posted an excellent article on the Founders Ministries blog entitled Five Lessons Learned from Practicing Church Discipline. In it he offers some lessons he has learned from practicing church discipline over more than ten years of pastoral ministry. Tom says that he has learned or had reinforced for him the fact that … Continue reading "Five Lessons Learned from Practicing Church Discipline" by Tom Hicks
I also highly recommend Jeff's book The Church: Why Bother? In fact, it is a good book to give to friends or other people in your church. See also: The Church: Why Bother? by Jeff Johnson and episodes of the Confessing Baptist podcasts here and here.
There seems to be an ever increasing disdain among Evangelicals for any teaching that is confrontational, for any teaching that exposes errors or false doctrines and warns the people of God about such dangers. They see such teaching as too "negative" or "judgmental" or "intolerant." They often even see it as "unloving" and "mean-spirited." They … Continue reading Shepherds Must Protect Their Flocks
The picture pretty much says it all! The Church: Why Bother? eBook is on sale this week only for just 99 cents!
Jeff Johnson announced earlier this morning that the new edition of The Church: Why Bother? is now available for sale on Amazon. If you want bulk discounts, please contact Jeff. Here is what John MacArthur has said about the book: In one way or another, virtually every troubling trend in the current world of evangelical … Continue reading The Second Edition of "The Church: Why Bother?" Is Now Available!
Jeff Johnson has just announced that the second edition of The Church: Why Bother? will be available in just a few weeks. Here is Jeff's announcement from his Facebook page: The second, edited, and expanded edition of "The Church: Why Bother?" will be released in just a few weeks. It carries a new endorsement from Mark Dever … Continue reading The Second Edition of "The Church: Why Bother?" Coming Soon!
As I wait for my flight back to the great state of Arkansas, I am filled with many emotions. I am here at the Bogota Airport, and I miss my family. I cannot wait to kiss and embrace my wife and swoop up my three boys into my arms. I can already see their smiles … Continue reading My Journey, My Friends, and God’s Work in Colombia
I have three simple questions relating to worship, though admittedly they may not have simple answers. I will begin by asking my first two questions, which are very similar, and will close by asking a third question. 1. What role should the atmosphere (energy level) of a worship service have in evoking emotions? 2. To … Continue reading Questions about the Atmosphere and Emotions in Worship
Over the years I have consistently heard advocates of the Family Integrated Church Movement (FICM) assert that age segregated education, such as employed in youth ministries or Sunday schools, is not Biblical. As a matter of fact, Scott Brown, a well known FICM advocate and director of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches (NCFIC) has at least … Continue reading Answering Scott Brown’s Challenge Concerning Age Segregated Education
In Part 1 of this series, I discussed how it is that we may discern whether or not a ministry practice is Biblical. I hope all would agree with me that we may deem a practice to be Biblical not only if it is in keeping with Biblical prescriptions or precedents, while avoiding running afoul … Continue reading Is Age Segregated Sunday School Biblical? – Part 3