Reflections

Speaking Up Against an Unjust Government, Civil Disobedience, and Pursuing Church Unity in Politics

A friend has asked me to respond to a discussion over at larapatricia.wordpress.com regarding speaking up against the government. I'm re-posting my answer to that discussion here at my space for easy reference. Is it biblical to speak up against the government? The simple answer: absolutely! Moses was commanded by God to speak against Pharaoh… Continue reading Speaking Up Against an Unjust Government, Civil Disobedience, and Pursuing Church Unity in Politics

Reviews

“Conversion: How God Creates a People” by Michael Lawrence — A Book Review

In Conversion, Michael Lawrence addresses the theological and practical problem that leads to false conversion in the church, especially among the children. He laments that, Too often our confessional theology says one thing, while our practical theology says something else. We say that regeneration makes us new creatures in Christ, but then we teach our… Continue reading “Conversion: How God Creates a People” by Michael Lawrence — A Book Review

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“Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes the Church” by John Onwuchekwa — A Book Review

John Onwuchekwa teaches his readers how to pray better corporately (as churches). In this short volume, Onwuchekwa laments the lack of corporate prayer that slows down and lingers on God's glories, attributes, and character unhurriedly, as well as the lack of meditation that confesses specific sins. Onwuchekwa, John. Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes the Church.… Continue reading “Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes the Church” by John Onwuchekwa — A Book Review

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“Missions: How the Local Church Goes Global” by Andy Johnson—A Book Review

In Missions, Andy Johnson argues that the local church is responsible to identify, train, send, and support missionaries. Based primarily on a biblical understanding of the local church, the gospel, and missions, Johnson provides wise and practical counsel on how a local church effectively accomplishes its role in global missions. Johnson, Andy. Missions: How the… Continue reading “Missions: How the Local Church Goes Global” by Andy Johnson—A Book Review

Reflections

Reading 9 books about the Church with the Church for the Church in 2019

Happy 2019! Mark Dever encourages pastors to read 9 books with men in their church for 9 months out of the year, not including June to August (see video below). When I first saw this in my news feed, I thought I'm too busy reading required texts from my seminary courses to participate. But I… Continue reading Reading 9 books about the Church with the Church for the Church in 2019

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Dever: How to find and employ pastoral leaders – 9Marks at Southeastern ’17

At the end of this month (Sept. 28-29) is 9 Marks at Southeastern. Here is what this conference is about: The 9Marks at Southeastern Conference is a conference about the church, for the church. The conference exists to equip pastors and church leaders to lead their congregations toward greater health for the glory of King… Continue reading Dever: How to find and employ pastoral leaders – 9Marks at Southeastern ’17