Of Mohawks And Ministers: What is a Pastor Anymore?

Of Mohawks And Ministers: What is a Pastor Anymore?

Some years back, I attended a gathering of pastors from a variety of different churches in a local community. As I surveyed the crowd, I was deeply disturbed by the sad way the office of pastor was represented. I saw everything under the sun: ripped jeans, flip flops,...
He Is Not A Pastor Any More

He Is Not A Pastor Any More

Investigative journalist Julie Roys has alerted us all to news published in the Palm Beach Post that Tullian Tchividjian has planted a new congregation in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. This is news because Tchvidjian’s ministerial credentials were revoked by his PCA...
What The Church Can Learn From The Food Network

What The Church Can Learn From The Food Network

The other day I stumbled upon an article by Farsch Askari lamenting what has happened to the Food Network.  The article is well-worth reading. In the article, Askari describes how the Food Network provided him a soothing release where he could escape from the stresses...
Time To Kiss New Calvinism Goodbye

Time To Kiss New Calvinism Goodbye

Yet another evangelical personality has announced that not only are he and his wife separating—this after he wrote a widely-read book on dating and courtship—but he has grave doubts about the truth of Christianity and he is intent on starting a podcast to share those...
John Owen Vs The Church Growth Movement

John Owen Vs The Church Growth Movement

The rulers of the church began to think that the glory of it consisted in its numbers, finding both their own power, veneration, and revenue increased thereby. In a short time, the inhabitants of whole cities and provinces, upon a bare, outward profession, were...
What Pastors Should Tell Their Wives

What Pastors Should Tell Their Wives

A few years ago I wrote an article on what pastors should not tell their wives. In it I argued that there is much that it said behind closed doors, in elder meetings (e.g.,consistory or session meetings), that should not be repeated to anyone who is not authorized to...