Richard Phillips
I believe that our churches should be devoted to consumer-driven worship. That is, we should identify the target audience of our worship service: our consumer. We should then conduct studies to determine what our target audience likes in worship. What will make our consumer come back? What will...Continue reading.
Todd Pruitt
From the end of 2008 to 2013 I was the lead teaching pastor of a large non-denominational church in the northeast. During my time there I was told by various elders to lead the church in a more "broadly evangelical" direction. By others I was encouraged to lead the church to become more...Continue reading.
David Hall
Although not particularly popular, either in our present secular milieu or in bearing our present ecclesiological amnesia, I continue to believe that having, holding, and requiring a confession is good for us. In short, a confession is good for our health, even if it, at times, requires medicine...Continue reading.
Richard Phillips
I recently attended a Christian meeting where candidates for ministry were introduced. The introduction involved their testimony as Christians and their sense of calling to the ministry. It was so encouraging to hear them all say that "the gospel" had gripped their lives. They were...Continue reading.
Jonathan Master
Paul's last known letter - called 2 Timothy in our Bibles - contains a startling warning to a pastors and churchmen. In 2 Timothy 3:1-4 Paul lists out characteristics of the last days - the days in which the church lives. People, Paul says, will be selfish, greedy, arrogant, malicious, and...Continue reading.
David Wells
In my God in the Whirlwind, I have developed what is the answer to our ailment. The indulgent God has done nothing good for the Church. It is time to return to the biblical God. But this is meaningless unless we start where Scripture starts. That is, we must start with the God who is objective...Continue reading.
David Wells
What the gospel does is to bring men and women who "did not know God" (I Cor. 1:21) into a saving knowledge in which they can declare that now they "have come to know God" (Gal. 4:9). They "know him who is from the beginning" (I. Jn. 2:13). The whole purpose of...Continue reading.
Michael Haykin
It has often been maintained that the sixteenth-century Reformers had a poorly developed missiology, that missions was an area to which they gave little thought. It is considered axiomatic that the Reformers had no concern for overseas missions to non-Christians and that they evidence no...Continue reading.
Richard Phillips
I have been honored to be asked to write a column for the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals' new biblical-theology website, A Place for Truth. In this space I will present articles and shorter posts that seek to bring God's Word to bear on issues pertaining to Christian ministry. ...Continue reading.

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