About one year ago I was ordained by Grace Bible Church of Conway as one of the pastors. I have been a member here since 2011 and grew in service and responsibility over a few years before being ordained. I've learned a lot over the past year but what I've learned were not new concepts … Continue reading 3 Things I’ve Learned in my Pastoral Rookie Year.
Danny Thursby recently announced that Grace Bible Institute of Pastoral Studies will be hosing the Institute for Expository Preaching with Dr. Steve Lawson in August of 2018. Dr. Lawson will be talking about "Preaching With Precision & Power" on Monday, Aug 13, 2018 1:00 PM - Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 1:00 PM CDT. You can … Continue reading Steve Lawson Will Teach Expository Preaching at Grace Bible Institute of Pastoral Studies
On Monday Al Mohler publsihed an article entitled The Urgency of Preaching, in which he seeks to remind us of the importance of expository preaching in an age when so few remain faithful to Scripture. Here are the final words of that article: Charles Spurgeon confronted the very same pattern of wavering pulpits in his … Continue reading Al Mohler on the Urgency of Preaching
The blog's regular readers may recall that some time ago I wrote a post entitled Answering Scott Brown's Challenge Concerning Age Segregated Education (back in august of 2014). This post sought to publicly notify Scott about a series of articles I had written in response to his own assertions that he had never heard a … Continue reading Apparently Scott Brown Will Never Respond to the Case He Said Could Not Be Made
The above message reflects many of my own convictions, and I thought the blog's readers would also appreciate it.
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
Last month I recommended Grace and Truth Books as the place to purchase Dr. Belcher's writings (here), especially if you are a reader of his well known Journey series of theological novels. Today I would direct your attention once again to their website, where you can not only purchase books from this series as well … Continue reading Grace and Truth Books Has Great Deals on Richard Belcher Titles
Most of us know that pulpit plagiarism is becoming an increasingly rampant problem these days. I think this is probably due to a number of factors, including such things as the easy availability of large numbers of sermons and sermon outlines online, the increasing pressure on pastors to sound like the celebrity preachers so many … Continue reading The Problem With Preaching Other Men’s Sermons
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
In a podcast entitled Biblical Languages – Who Need ‘Em?! two experienced pastors discuss whether or not pastors need to learn the Biblical languages, as well as the positive and negative implications of such study. The podcast was uploaded earlier today, along with this description: Biblical Languages – Who Need ‘Em?! In which Mr. Geer … Continue reading On the Delights and Dangers of Learning the Biblical Languages