Book Review, Pastoral Theology

“Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus” by Mark Dever – A Book Review

Dever, Mark. Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2016. 122 pp. In Discipling, Dever describes biblical discipling and shows how it is practiced in and through the local church. To be a Christian means being a disciple of Jesus and discipling others, which means doing deliberate spiritual good to help others… Continue reading “Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus” by Mark Dever – A Book Review

Book Review, Ecclesiology

“The Church: The Gospel Made Visible” by Mark Dever

In The Church, Dever’s premise is that “wrong ecclesial teaching and practices obscure the gospel while right ecclesial teaching and practices clarify it” (Loc 103). Furthermore, Dever argues that the Bible is sufficient for life and doctrine, including practical ecclesiology through clear commands or reasoning from biblical principles (Loc 191). For example, the practices of… Continue reading “The Church: The Gospel Made Visible” by Mark Dever

Ecclesiology, Pastoral Theology, Personal Reflection

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

Pastoral Theology, Personal Reflection

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