They’re having an interesting discussion at the Warfield List about what do with the over abundance of ministerial candidates. Here’s my tuppence:
It didn’t happen for us this year, but it did for Danny Hyde. In the introduction to his sermon yesterday morning pastor mentioned that he again received a barrage of invitations from local evangelical congregations to their Easter extravaganzas.
So says Pastor Marty Fields of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Laurel, MS.
re-post from 29 August 2007 on the old HB. — Thanks to a link by Justin Taylor I read an article by Nancy Morganthaler this morning that is disturbing on so many levels I hardly know where to begin.
Julie Neidlinger has had it “hipster” pastors. (HT: Alex Webster)
What’s weird is that it’s often intentional.
Thanks to Shane for reminding us of some earlier work by William Willimon.
I admit that I don’t know the pressures you are facing or how dire things may look for the future of your church without some half-way covenant of church membership. But better to be on God’s side with a small church, than . . . Continue reading →
According to this piece by Kevin DeYoung, they are.
Chris Gordon has been “off-roading” lately and has made some interesting discoveries about the nature of late-modern evangelical worship.
Christianity Today reports that the Crystal Cathedral is experiencing a serious financial crisis. One is tempted to have a little fun at the cathedral’s expense. The possibilities for possibility thinking here are interesting. What is more interesting, however, is that the congregation . . . Continue reading →
Martin Hedman is a graduate of Westminster Seminary California and he’s a PCA church planter in the LA metro. He’s also had significant training as an “industrial engineer.” These, he says, are the “efficiency experts.” As a pastor, church planter, and a . . . Continue reading →
One need not be a Christian to observe truths about the way organizations work. Those true observations are what I mean by “common” (not neutral). They are true because they are observations about the nature of God’s general process, even if they . . . Continue reading →
“There are some attributes of a thing that can be altered without compromising its basic character. You could remove the stone cladding of Buckingham Palace to reveal the red brick underneath and it would still be Buckingham Palace. Yet if you painted the White . . . Continue reading →
“Nowhere has the disagreements between the “sectarians” and the “relevants” been more evident than in the discussions regarding the Regulative Principle of Worship, women in diaconal ministry, and the cultural mandate of the Church. The Metro New York Presbytery of the PCA, . . . Continue reading →
Martin raises questions about the major premise behind the PCA’s proposed strategic plan.
In 1994 Chuck Colson attempted to convince evangelicals that the decline of the culture was so precipitous that they needed to set aside the historic Protestant doctrine of justification in favor of an intentionally equivocal statement about how we are accepted by . . . Continue reading →
How to Fence the Lord’s Table (Part 1) There is irony in fencing the Lord’s Table. What should be a joyous celebration, after due preparation of course, and a communion of believers with their risen Lord and with one another, is for . . . Continue reading →
[This post was first published on the HB in 2009] One link led to another and I happened recently upon the website of a large NAPARC congregation. As I often do I looked to see who the pastor was. That link led me . . . Continue reading →