There is an important distinction which is absolutely vital to good theology and to a healthy Christian life. It is also a distinction which seems to have been missed by large numbers of people on both the left and the right of the theological spectrum. It is the distinction between childish and childlike. Christians are called to have a faith with the latter quality; not so the former.
Read the transcript of Albert Mohler’s conversation with Jonathan Last from The Briefing. After you’re done, pick up a copy of Last’s book, What to Expect When No One’s Expecting: America’s Coming Demographic Disaster.
In his instructions to Elders/Pastors, Peter insists that they must not lead for love of power, which is to say they must not “domineer” those in their charge but rather be “examples” to them (v. 3b).
How might a pastor or elder “domineer” his flock? In other words, what makes a man a pastoral bully? Here are some ways.
The hardcover edition of The Work of Christ by R.C. Sproul is on sale in today’s $5 Friday sale at Ligonier.org. Also on sale:
- God in our Midst Face by Daniel Hyde (hardcover)
- Living for God’s Glory by Joel Beeke (ePub)
- Apologetics of the Early Church teaching series by R.C. Sproul (audio download)
$5 Friday ends tonight at 11:59:59 PM Eastern.
Often, writers ask me if I can recommend a course for improving your writing. Most of the ones I’ve seen are pretty pricey.
It seems like few writers want to use the method I employed to improve my writing — writing at least three articles a week on deadline for 12 years.
Fortunately, I’ve found a shortcut.