The Four P’s Of A Fathful Pastorate
Another great resource from 9Marks as Mark Dever delivers a sermon on the requirements for pastoral office. Download it here.
God’s Love & The Reality Of Hell
Jared Moore has put together some resources by Don Carson on the difficult doctrine of the love of God here. Although his context is American Southern Baptists it is a topic that is pertinent for all believers. The topic of God’s love and His wrath is just so important in a ministry like ours. Real people are going to a real hell. Jared writes: The wrath of God…
A Foretaste Of Heaven In 57 Seconds
This is an older video but I have to say that when I was at the 2012 event it was incredible to be in a stadium with 9000 (mainly) men and women singing hymns to the glory of God. It was an amazingly powerful and emotional experience. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eSYSa8mm10&feature=youtu.be] Bob Kauflin makes some interesting points about worship at the…
Steve Timmis on Church Planting in Western Europe
Glad to see that Scotland gets a mention! [vimeo http://vimeo.com/5299492]
How can Christians be so dumb when it comes to believing that the Bible is 100% true?
There is a great website called www.ehrmanproject.com which seeks to delve into some of these questions and more. Warning! Serious Scholarly Material Included.
What Should Christians Really Think About the Homosexual Marriage Debate?
The issue, as per usual, is all over the media once again. Hats off to the homosexual lobby for keeping this issue alive. I read somewhere that there are less homosexuals in our country than evangelicals, but whilst we all waste time fighting about hymn books and the use of drums in worship, they…
Church Planting Supersite!!
I am always on the hunt for good resources when it comes to church planting. The problem we have in the UK is the lack of quality material on the topic, relevant to our context. The problem we have in housing schemes is contextualising material written for a largely middle class demographic. However, if you can think on your feet and are able to work hard at this,…
Everything you could ever want by John Stott (and then some)!
See here for an amazing number of resources by John.
Pastor as the Chief Fundraiser!
Darrin Patrick gives a lecture on what it means to raise funds for planting a church. His advice, ‘go and learn from somebody for a coupe of years. Shut up and work.’ Nice. Listen to what he has to say here.
Reflections on Chicago’s Gospel Coalition Conference 2011
I just spent a week in the ‘windy city’ so called (according to R Kent Hughes) because its politicians of long ago were infamous for their long, drawn out speeches and not (as I had thought) because it was simply windy (which it was)! Anyway, during my time there I was privileged to…