Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor

Author: D. A. Carson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781433501999

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 7899


A memorable firsthand account of not only the sacrifices and triumphs of full-time ministry but of a brutal, little-known era in North American church history.

Pastoral Reflections on Life and Ministry

Author: John P. Davis

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1666723088

Category: Religion

Page: 186

View: 9964


Pastoral Reflections on Life and Ministry expresses my passion to look at life and ministry through the lens of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Whether it is theology, Christian fellowship, ecclesiology, or social issues, the gospel alone sheds the kind of light needed to see things from God's perspective. These are reflections of a man, a husband, a father, a pastor, and a friend who continues to grow in God's forgiving and transforming grace and in the superior, soul-satisfying knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. I offer these reflections not only for you to know how I think, but to challenge you to think and write and share your gospel-centered thoughts with others.

Rules of Engagement

Author: Brad Mellette

Publisher: Word Alive Press

ISBN: 1486620663

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 1584


Disagreement among Christians is bound to happen. In fact, it's almost guaranteed. But what happens when that disagreement turns to anger, resentment, and infighting? And what happens when such infighting is taken into public view for all to see? Is there ever a time where a battle of words is justified? How do we know what doctrines and viewpoints call for a full-fledged Christian assault and which ones call for a casual discourse? And where is grace in it all? These are all legitimate questions every Christian needs to address while deciding when and how to engage one another. Rules of Engagement will take the reader on a thoughtful review of the Christian's higher calling. Through this book, readers will be introduced to a classification system to help them determine which types of doctrines are of high and low importance, thus identifying which hills to die on and which hills to concede. We cannot afford to fumble our way through Christian interaction, since it is the very glory of God which is at stake and the supposed image of Christ that we bear.

Canadian Baptist Fundamentalism, 1878–1978

Author: Taylor Murray,Paul R. Wilson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1725260735

Category: Religion

Page: 324

View: 4976


As the first single-volume work to present a national picture of Baptist engagement with the fundamentalist movement in Canada in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Canadian Baptist Fundamentalism fills an important gap in the historiography. It explores the contributions of well-known fundamentalists, such as T. T. Shields, William "Bible Bill" Aberhart, and J. J. Sidey, while also introducing the reader to several lesser-known figures, including Joshua Denovan, E. J. Stobo, and T. A. Meister. Together, these studies demonstrate the diversity of the fundamentalist movement as it emerged and developed across Canada. By drawing on material from across the country, Canadian Baptist Fundamentalism addresses old themes in new ways--and, in the process, raises a variety of questions and possibilities for new avenues of study.

A New King

Author: Paul S. Jeon

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532650175

Category: Religion

Page: 90

View: 9639


A benevolent and wise king who puts his subjects before himself—who can find? The majority of rulers throughout history, up to the present age, live for their own comfort and glory. But there was one king who became a servant and died to save all his servants. He was a king like no other. This short book invites you to walk through the last two chapters of Luke’s Gospel and encounter the risen Son who will give you the hope and purpose you have been searching for.

Parenting First Aid

Author: Marty Machowski

Publisher: New Growth Press

ISBN: 1948130009

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 1388


In this uplifting and faith-strengthening devotional book for parents, best-selling children’s author Marty Machowski encourages parents in the midst of trials. Full of Scripture, testimonies of faithful parents, and insightful meditations, Parenting First Aid equips moms and dads to run to God and trust his ability to do what they can’t. Parenting isn’t getting any easier, especially with the introduction of insta-porn on electronic devices, the ease of access to drugs, and the ever-increasing blurring of sexuality. This useful resource is for the weary and overwhelmed parents struggling with their children’s choices, and the culture that wars against their souls. For families with small struggles or weighty parenting trials—such as children involved with drugs, sexual sin, and teenage rebellion—Parenting First Aid is full of personal, real testimonies of God’s faithfulness to those experiencing hardship. The easy-to-use format provides encouragement to turn to God in the midst of family difficulty. While God does not promise happiness and ease in parenting, all can find comfort in God and peace beyond understanding through the Scriptures and meditations found in Parenting First Aid.

The New Pastor's Handbook

Author: Jason Helopoulos

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493400363

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 8296


Most seminary graduates will begin their ministries with plenty of important head knowledge to share--but with a deficit of some of the most practical aspects of doing ministry, such as - which ministry role most suits them - how to start out strong at a new church - persevering during difficult seasons of ministry - leading meetings and delegating tasks - safeguarding their family - fighting discouragement, pastor envy, and a lack of contentment - navigating special ministry needs, such as hospitals, weddings, and funerals - and much more Through his hard-won wisdom, Jason Helopoulos comes alongside new pastors as a trusted friend and mentor, ready to guide them through their first years of ministry with intelligence and compassion.

Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church

Author: D. A. Carson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310296471

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 7914


A careful and informed assessment of the “emerging church” by a respected author and scholar The “emerging church” movement has generated a lot of excitement and exerts an astonishingly broad influence. Is it the wave of the future or a passing fancy? Who are the leaders and what are they saying? The time has come for a mature assessment. D. A. Carson not only gives those who may be unfamiliar with it a perceptive introduction to the emerging church movement, but also includes a skillful assessment of its theological views. Carson addresses some troubling weaknesses of the movement frankly and thoughtfully, while at the same time recognizing that it has important things to say to the rest of Christianity. The author strives to provide a perspective that is both honest and fair. Anyone interested in the future of the church in a rapidly changing world will find this an informative and stimulating read. D. A. Carson (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is the author of over 45 books, including the Gold Medallion Award-winning book The Gagging of God, and is general editor of Telling the Truth and Worship by the Book. He has served as a pastor and is an active guest lecturer in church and academic settings around the world.

McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry: Volume 19, 2017-2018

Author: David J. Fuller

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532687206

Category: Religion

Page: 202

View: 465


The McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry is an electronic and print journal that seeks to provide pastors, educators, and interested lay persons with the fruits of theological, biblical, and professional studies in an accessible form. Published by McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario, it continues the heritage of scholarly inquiry and theological dialogue represented by the College’s previous print publications: the Theological Bulletin, Theodolite, and the McMaster Journal of Theology.