'Mark Dever' Tagged Posts

'Mark Dever' Tagged Posts

The Role Of The Local Church Within Deprived Communities (2)

Mark Dever notes on The Gospel Coalition blog, that: Since the Fall, the trajectory of unredeemed human history—the City of Man—is always in the Bible to judgment (the Flood, Babel, Canaan, Egypt, Jerusalem, Babylon, Rome & then Rev. 19). (Not quite as universal as gravity, but seemingly as…

The Role Of The Local Church Within Deprived Communities (1)

Note: This is an updated version of a previous post. In his book, Generous Justice, Tim Keller states: “All I know is, if I don’t care about the poor, if my church doesn’t care about the poor, that’s evil.” Jesse Johnson, writing an article for The Cripplegate Blog, has a somewhat different…

You Were Predestined To Read This (Or You May Choose Not To)!

Today is a bit of a Reformed doctrine day. I do this from time to time if I find some interesting articles. Church planting requires some theological thought and reflection, as well as an appreciation for church history (even if we don’t agree with some of it). I felt like it was predestined…

Should Baptism Be Spontaneous?

I am still mulling this over in Niddrie. I am so slow to baptise here, largely because I fear doing it falsely and we end up with a community of people who ‘got baptised at the mission’ but are now nowhere with the Lord. we have seen so many profess faith over the years but 90% are nowhere. This is an ongoing battle. The attraction of baptising more people and…

The Church (The Gospel Made Visible)

So, I am just back from my summer holidays and I had a bit of a 9marks love fest when it came to holiday reading. I have just picked this one off the top of my pile and I shall be reviewing each book, in no particular order, over the coming weeks. For the uninitiated to this site, this is how I review books at Niddrie Pastor. 1. Content. Is it biblical? 2. Application. Is…

T4G Conference 2012: Relating it to Housing Schemes (3)

Speaker: Mark Dever Text: 1 Timothy 4:16 Title: False Conversions: The Suicide of the Church This was more a talk than an exegetical message. I have to confess that I didn’t stay for the whole of this message (give me a break – I stayed for an hour!) but I will record what I heard. Mark…

How Can We Train Future Church Planters?

1. Make sure you prioritise time for people. Many pastors (correctly) tend to lean heavily toward study but there is a real danger of hiding away in an office (which far too many do). This is where I have been impressed by Mark Dever at Capitol Hill Baptist in Washington. When I spent a coupe of days with him last year his study was full of young men being trained and…
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